I recently downloaded all the data Facebook has about me. There were many interesting (read: cringeworthy) things I found, but one area I was particularly keen to examine is how the data reflects the progression of my relationship with my girlfriend.

In this article, I’m (yet again) going to be sharing with the world our 21st-century love story through the medium of data science. In true millennial fashion I will be reducing our romance to the sum total of our interactions on social media, nevertheless, it will be interesting to see parallels - both to real life and to our relationship as it appears on other social media.

As with all my blog posts in this series, analysis and visualisations were created using R. Check out my Github for the code used and also an R package to help with analysing your own Facebook data.

#data #data-science #relationships #data-visualization #social-media

4.5 years of a relationship, in Facebook activity
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