Is Facebook good for science?

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This graph shows the spike in classification rate in the Andromeda Project caused by a single post on the ‘I fucking love science’ Facebook page back in October of last year. That post created over one hundred thousand classifications in just four hours, and lead the project to be completed in a Zooniverse record time of just one week!

So Facebook isn’t just for looking at pictures of your friend’s cats and babies. It’s full of people eager to learn about, and take part in science!