How Diverse is Facebook?

In order to make Facebook as open and connected as possible for everyone, one of our goals is to understand how different populations of users join and use the service. With that objective in mind, the Facebook Data team recently sought to answer the question, “How diverse are the ethnic backgrounds of the people usingContinue reading “How Diverse is Facebook?”

Androgenization of Cameron

The baby name blog has a great post about how some names seem to become more female over time. It would appear from recent years that many names are becoming increasingly androgynous, and parents are afraid: what if my boy’s name becomes girlish? The author posits that one could surmise, this is it, the boypocalypse:Continue reading “Androgenization of Cameron”

Teaching data science

The New York Times had a piece over the weekend discussing the how computer science curricula are limited in their capacity to teach distributed computation and data mining: For the most part, university students have used rather modest computing systems to support their studies. They are learning to collect and manipulate information on personal computersContinue reading “Teaching data science”