It could predict marital status with an 86 per cent accuracy rate, revealing that people's personalities change in relationships (stock image) The algorithm was developed by mathematicians from ITMO in Saint Petersburg, Russia and National University of Singapore.The team gathered social media data from Twitter, Instagram and Four Square.
You’ll notice that there’s several holes in the data set, which I simply extrapolated the trends over.Whereas the average American man measures in at about 5’9″ (176 cm), the average Dutch man stands at well over 6′ (185 cm) tall.What is it about this small, traditionally seafaring nation that breeds such extraordinarily tall people?It was surprisingly difficult to find this kind of height data, but fortunately many of these country’s militaries meticulously recorded the median height of their new conscripts every year.These records provide a convenient (albeit somewhat biased) sample of the young generation of men during the time period.There's this communal identity that happens.'Once couples reach this stage in a relationship their egos subside, the researchers claim, and they begin to put aside their own interests for the sake of the relationship.People may stop smoking, gossiping or drinking, a process that Dr Mattingly and his colleagues describe as 'self-pruning.'Those in relationships may also take up positive new hobbies and self-interests such as volunteering and exercise, which Dr Mattingly's team describe as 'self-expansion.'But the researchers warn that 'self-adulteration', in which people in long-term relationships pick up bad new habits, can also occur.Study co-author Mr Aleksandr Farseev said that the team looked at the number of emotional words and topics in tweets.He said that language use changes in a relationship when users stop referring to their bond as 'me and her' or 'me and you' and start using 'us' and 'we'.'When the commitment gets to a certain point, people spontaneously start to use plural pronouns,' Dr Brent Mattingly, an assistant professor of psychology at Ursinus College who was not involved with building the algorithm, told Vice.'"We," "us," "ours." The way they think about themselves begins to change to where it's not just them, it's them plus the partner.For example, recruiters can learn more about people who are applying for a job.It’s fairly common knowledge that the Dutch are some of the tallest people in the world.