Can Facebook predict when you’ll get dumped?

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You’re about to get dumped, and you have no idea– but Facebook does!

A new study by Cornell university and Facebook suggests the social network can predict how healthy your relationship is.

researchers got insight from more than a million Facebook users.

The yardstick used to measure a relationship was something the researchers called dispersion– or how well a couple’s mutual friends are connected.

Researchers found.. a couple with a “low dispersion” — or when the couple’s friends are well-connected on the site — are 50-percent more likely to end the relationship over the next two months than a couple who has a “high dispersion” or connections to different groups of people.

So, in simple terms: the study suggests people in the healthiest relationships have their own lives and friends.

The findings will be presented at a conference on social computing in February.

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