企业新闻 | 2020-11-21

Facebook has hit back at a controversial Princeton study that claimed it would die like a virus and lose 80% of its users by 2015.Facebook对近期普林斯顿大学公布的一项有争议的研究展开了反攻,该研究称到2015年,“Facebook就不会像病毒传播一样”萎缩80%的用户。Researchers at the social network say the study is fatally flawed - and turned it on Princeton to prove their point.Facebook的研究员回应,这项研究几乎是扯淡,还以其人之道还治其人之身了一把。


Using the Universitys own method, it found Princeton would have no students by 2021.根据普林斯顿大学的研究方法,Facebook的研究人员得出结论,到2021年,普林斯顿大学将不会门下无人。Mike Develin, Lada Adamic, and Sean Taylor, of Facebooks data team, used the same methods as the original paper to show that Princeton was facing a decline in undergraduates of 50 per cent in the next four years and would have none at all by 2021.Facebook请来了Mike Develin、Lada Adamic 和 Sean Taylor 这三位研究者,用普林斯顿大学的研究方法,证明在未来4年里,普林斯顿大学将萎缩50%的学生,到2021年,普林斯顿大学即将关门。

Like many of you, we were intrigued by a recent article by Princeton researchers predicting the imminent demise of Facebook, they wrote.Facebook的研究员们写到,“和你们大多数人一样,我们也对普林斯顿大学最近的一项研究深感奇怪。这项研究居然预测出了Facebook将要销声匿迹的结局”。

Using the same robust methodology featured in the paper, we attempted to find out more about this Princeton University - and you wont believe what we found!“我们用了和普林大神们一样务实的科学方法来对普林斯顿大学展开研究,你意味著会坚信我们得出结论了什么样的结论!”our research unequivocally demonstrated that Princeton may be in danger of disappearing entirely.“我们的研究具体地认为,普林斯顿大学大学将命旋即矣。”They also used the same logic to show the world will run out of air by 2060.Facebook的研究者们还用某种程度的逻辑研究起了地球上空气的消耗情况,得出结论“到2060年地球上将会只剩空气”的结论。


We don’t really think Princeton or the world’s air supply is going anywhere soon, they said. We love Princeton (and air).“我们知道不期望普林斯顿大学或者是地球上的空气消失,因为我们爱人普林斯顿,也爱人空气。”As data scientists, we wanted to give a fun reminder that not all research is created equal – and some methods of analysis lead to pretty crazy conclusions,they said in a blog post.研究员们在博客最后写到,“作为数据专家,我们只是想要风趣地警告大家,不是所有研究都可以用完全相同的方法来检验的,用某些方法得出结论的结论只不会贻笑大方。