Behram Mistree


In 2007, Carter Jernigan and I demonstrated that one can infer the sexual orientation of several male Facebook users based on information about their friends, even if the users did not disclose their sexual orientation directly. This suggested that the locus of control for certain types of private information was moving from the individual to his social network.

You can read more about it here.


Our project generated a lot of reactions. A few appeared in the media.