[Air-L] Fwd: Facebook data destruction

Christophe Prieur christophe.prieur at liafa.jussieu.fr
Thu Mar 18 03:39:49 PDT 2010

Hi there,

Remember the guy that announced a forecoming release to the research  
community of a huge dataset of publicly available facebook data?
Remember many of you guys have disapproved of this idea for ethical  

Well, no big surprise, he was asked by facebook to destroy his dataset.
But this genuine experiment yields an interesting question:

<quoting Pete Warden>
In an ideal world, we might not want any of this data to be public at  
all. At the moment it's easily available to commercial firms, but not  
to researchers, which seems like a bad deal all round.


   Christophe Prieur,                                        prieur at liafa.jussieu.fr
   Liafa, Université Paris-Diderot                    http://liafa.jussieu.fr/~prieur/
   [user experience research, social networks, (large) graph algorithms]

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