'Gaydar' on Facebook: Can Your Friends Reveal Sexual Orientation?

It turns out your parents were right all along: You really can be judged by the company you keep. Or at least the company you keep on Facebook, according to an MIT experiment on social network analysis and privacy. For a class on ethics and law in the electronic frontier, two MIT students tried to determine what kinds of information members of social networks were revealing indirectly. Using a software program they created called "Gaydar," Carter Jernigan and Behram Mistree (who have since...Full Story
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