relationships

123 posts
More friendships between rich and poor might mean less poverty

Recently published in Nature, research by Chetty, R., Jackson, M.O., Kuchler, T. et al. suggests that economic connectedness, or friendships between rich and poor, could improve economic mobility. The researchers used Facebook connection data from 70.3 million users, along with demographic and income data. NYT’s The Upshot explains the relationships with a collection of maps and charts. You can find an anonymized, aggregated version of the data through the Social Capital...

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A long distance relationship between a temperature difference

Everyone’s story is a little different. Alyssa Fowers tracked her long-distance relationship in the context of the temperature between two locations and the travel to and from. Tags: relationships, temperature

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Texting history after the first swipe

Speaking of relationship timelines, Chris Lewis used texting history with his girlfriend after the first swipe on Bumble as the backdrop of their own story. A few 21k messages later, they’re engaged and live together. [Thanks, Chris] Tags: relationships, texting

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The Stages of Relationships, Distributed

Everyone's relationship timeline is a little different. This animation plays out real-life paths to marriage. Read More

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The Relationship Timeline Continues to Stretch

We know that people are marrying later in life, but that's not the only shift. The whole relationship timeline is stretching. Read More

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Shifts in How Couples Meet, Online Takes the Top Spot

How do couples meet now and how has it changed over the years? Watch the rankings play out over six decades. Read More

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How People Meet Their Partners

"So how'd you two meet?" There's always a story, but the general ways people meet are usually similar. Here are the most common. Read More

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Probability you will break up with your partner

Rosenfeld, et al. from Stanford University ran a survey in 2009 for a study on How Couples Meet and Stay Together. Dan Kopf and Youyou Zhou for Quartz used this dataset to estimate the probability that you will break up with your partner, given a few bits of information about your current relationship. The Stanford data page says a 2017 release is on the way. I’m curious how, if anything,...

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Closeness lines over time

Cartoonist Olivia de Recat illustrated the closeness over time for various relationships. Charming. Unfortunately, the print is sold out. Sad trombone. Tags: cartoon, Olivia de Recat, relationships

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Following your gut, following the data

The Wall Street Journal highlighted a disagreement between data and business at Netflix. Ultimately, the business side “won.” However, maybe that’s the wrong framing. Roger Peng describes the differences between analysis and the full truth: There’s no evidence in the reporting that the content team didn’t believe the data or the analysis. It’s just that their fear of damaging a relationship with an actor overruled whatever desire they might have...

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