11/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

MIT Experiment: Predicting Sexuality Based On Facebook Friends

Using data from the social network Facebook, they made a striking discovery: just by looking at a person's online friends, they could predict whether the person was gay. They did this with a software program that looked at the gender and sexuality of a person's friends and, using statistical analysis, made a prediction.

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