Study of Facebook statuses reveals when people break up

Unsurprising but interesting.

David McCandless and his team scanned through 10,000 status updates to do some trend analysis on when people announce breakups on Facebook. Christmas Day is the least heartbroken of all, and there’s a big peak in breakups right before Spring Break. Most breakups happen on Mondays.

Watch his full TED talk on the beauty of data visualizations here:

Via Mathias Mikkelsen.