Daily Archives: February 15, 2014

Facebook’s Next Target: Relationships!

Today’s guest post is from Anonymous.

Oh… my… God! Can you imagine? Facebook post rates fall from an average of 1.66 posts per day to a shocking 1.56 posts per day, at the point where a couple announces they are “in a relationship”. (Source: The Fascinating Anatomy of a Facebook Relationship)

Why? The happy couple is so entranced with their new status, and with their new life together, that they REDUCE their Facebook participation by an astounding 0.10 posts per day!

So what does this mean? Let’s assume that the average day contains about 3 hours of leisure time. We assume, of course, that 1.56/1.66 of it is still devoted to Facebook (like the Facebook data scientists). Therefore 0.1/1.66 of it is spent on your basic brick-and-mortar relationship stuff, or, hmm, let’s see…. (grabs calculator) … 10.8 minutes!

And, not surprisingly, this time correlates quite well with the average time intercourse lasts. (Source: Thank You, Doctors: The Average Sex Time Is Not as Long as You’d Think)

Those nasty Facebook data scientists!

Thank you, Anonymous!

It’s the 250th Anniversary of St. Louis

A major port on the Mississippi River for almost two centuries (with active steamboats since 1818), it was once the fourth largest city in the USA and the gateway to the western territory to the United States after the Louisiana Purchase.  Steamboats have been   One hundred and ten years ago it hosted the World’s Fair and the summer olympics as the first non-European city to do so. The World’s Fair gave St. Louis it’s Forst Park, Art Museum, History Museum, and Zoo.  It may no longer be in the top 50 cities by population size in the US, but it’s history as an important trade nexus should not be forgotten.