You Can Now Use Facebook To Monitor Your Friends' Sleeping Habits
Nope, not creepy at all.
BY Ross Benes | Feb 25, 2016 | Culture
Oh, good: Facebook stalkers now have a new tool in their arsenal that lets them know when you're sleeping.
Søren Louv-Jansen, a developer at Tradeshift, coded a programme that checked Facebook Messenger activity every 10 minutes, which gave him a pretty good idea when his friends were actively using the social network. And since a lot of people use Facebook right before they go to sleep, and then again right after they wake up, he reasons that Facebook activity is a solid proxy for sleeping habits.
"Everybody I've shown this to have been equally fascinated and outraged by the accuracy with which it predicts their sleep habits," he wrote in a post on Medium. "In this digital world we leave footprints where we go, and when we do it, without even thinking about it."
If you're feeling inspired to start keeping tabs on your friends' rest cycles, here's the code you'll need. And the video below can help get you started. Go ahead, we won't judge too much.
Actually, yes we will. Don't do this.
Published in Esquire US.