Heartbreak. We’ve all been there (even Valentine’s Day can’t save you from it) – but in a world that is so connected and social, a lot of times relationships that go sour find themselves reflected within our social media habits.
For a lot of people, relationships aren’t ‘official’ until they are noted on Facebook, and a lot of people won’t consider it truly over until Juan Doe is no longer in a relationship flashes across our newsfeeds. We willingly tell so much, but did you know that Facebook actually knows what kinds of music you want to listen to when you break things off.
The all knowing data team at Facebook was able to track what songs users listen to on music listening platforms such as Spotify, and then connect them to relationship events posted onto Facebook. During 2011, the most popular song to listen to when it’s over was “The Cave” by British folk/rock group Mumford and Sons. Those starting relationships tend to prefer more upbeat fare, such as “Don’t Wanna Go Home” by Jason Derulo.
Read more at Lifehacker.com