Can Your Friends, Links and Wall Posts Out You on Facebook?

Okay, so let’s say you don’t complete the “interested in” portion of your Facebook profile (you know, the part about “interested in…” men, women, men and women, etc.) Maybe you think you’re not advertising your sexual orientation. But are you in some other way? Like, even just from the company of Facebook friends you keep? It turns out that researchers from MIT have found some pretty decent predictors of whether someone is gay or straight based on their Facebook friends and other criteria, though it’s harder for them to pin down who identifies as bisexual or not. Just like it real life. Check out the full story on the Boston Globe’s web site (link below).

[Boston Globe]

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.