The Facemash Algorithm

by Jason J. Jones

If you wondered like I did what “The Algorithm” was for Facemash in the movie The Social Network, wonder no more!  It turns out to be nothing more (or less) than the Elo rating system.

I blogged a little about it here.  The math is even there if you want to try it out.

Also interesting is the Elo vs. the Rest of the World competition going right now at Kaggle.  Also also interesting is the fact facemash.com is for sale.

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