Kleinberg: how Facebook can ID your romantic partner


Jon Kleinberg, the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science and a specialist in networks, discusses the sociology of Facebook and how a computer can analyze Facebook relationships on the Software Engineering Daily podcast, which covers featuring technical topics for roughly 15,000 regular listeners.

Kleinberg and Facebook's Lars Backstrom ’04, Ph.D. ’09, published a study, “Romantic Partnerships and the Dispersion of Social Ties: A Network Analysis of Relationship Status on Facebook,” in which they showed how the pattern of relationships could identify a person’s romantic partner.

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- Bill Steele