Learn how facebook is analyzing your posts and status updates

Posted by Prashant on June 25, 2011 in Facebook,Social Networking

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Facebook analyzes everything you write on your wall. Yes, if you share your thoughts or some news with your friends , you are also sharing it with facebook and facebook bot is reading your updates and analyzing your personality depending on the type of words you use.
Facebook data team discovered patterns in how people use status updates differently, and how their friends interact with different status updates. Word categories used by facebook are from LIWC dictionary.
LIWC (Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count) Program used by facebook is a text analysis software program designed to calculate the degree to which people use different categories of words across a wide array of texts, including emails, speeches, poems , or transcribed daily speech.

WHAT is analyzed?

  • Positive or Negative emotions
  • Self reference
  • Casual words
  • Other language dimensions

HOW to analyze?
If you want to use LIWC for personal analysis of words, you can buy the software by visiting liwc.net.

Learn HOW to analyze personality of person behind twitter handle
Analyzewords is the website which can help you determine the personality of a person who is tweeting from a particular handle. You just need to enter the twitter handle of the account/person and analyze words will make a chart from Emotional Style, Social Style and Thinking style of the person.


Above chart is for ladygaga’s account and shown different traits of the person whosoever posts on behalf of lady gaga. Go ahead and check the your personality based on the words you use while tweeting.

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