You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their friends. This is especially true when it comes to social networks such as Facebook , where - as two MIT students have shown - your friends' sexual orientation can be used to determine yours , even if you haven't explicitly disclosed it. They've found that homosexual men have proportionally more gay friends than straight men. From there, it was easy to create a piece of software that can predict the sexual orientation of Facebook users who haven't disclosed it. Simply put, if you're a man, and you have a large proportion of gay friends, you're probably gay, and you can't hide it.
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Two MIT graduates created a software program -- entitled Project "Gaydar" -- that scans Facebook friends lists and supposedly determines, based on association, whether a male subject is homosexual. That means if you're a male who does not identify sexual orientation on your Facebook page, but have loads of gay friends, you are, according to this research, most likely gay. But this "research" is full of holes. Carter Jernigan and Behram Mistree analyzed the friend links of men who said they were straight, 21 who said they were bisexual, and 33 who said they were gay.
President John F. Kennedy may have had an intimate relationship with a gay friend from his prep school days, claims bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer , who has written two books about the Kennedys. Kennedy and Billings met in in their sophomore year at Choate Rosemary Hall, an exclusive Connecticut prep school. Billings made his desire known while the two were still at school by writing Kennedy a love note on a piece of toilet paper.