After a research paper from students of Princeton University became controversial by depicting death of Facebook , Facebook has predicted the death of Princeton University.
There was a lot of buzz in news after a research paper by two graduate students at Princeton said that social media websites like Facebook generally follow a popularity growth and decline pattern which is like outbreak of infectious diseases.
A spokesman from Facebook had termed the paper as “nonsense.”
Facebook has now responded in coin and published its own mock academic research which says that “Princeton will have only half its current enrollment by 2018, and by 2021 it will have no students at all. ”
The Facebook data scientist Mike Develin said in the paper that after analysis of various data points which also included percentage of queries on Google Scholar about the query “Princeton” he has concluded that the percentage has dropped alarmingly since 2000.
“In keeping with the scientific principle ‘correlation equals causation,’ our research unequivocally demonstrated that Princeton may be in danger of disappearing entirely,” he wrote.
The post by Facebook even ends with a hilariously ominous note: “While we are concerned for Princeton University, we are even more concerned about the fate of the planet–Google Trends for “air” have also been declining steadily, and our projections show that by the year 2060 there will be no air left.”