Isn’t it frightening what you can do with Facebook’s data set?

I remember a VP from Facebook commented to me in person about how it’s frightening for them to give the data to 3rd parties – because people can do nefarious things with the data.

… which is what people are worried about with Facebook. Oh the irony.

But this is a good example of the cool things you can do with the data.

There are other responsible parties other than just Facebook which can use this data to build powerful applications.


As 2010 draws to a close we can take a look at some data that provides a window into the lives of the millions of people around the world who use Facebook everyday to share their lives, feelings and interests with friends. Here is a snapshot of 20 minutes on Facebook showing the huge number of photos, links and statuses posted everyday demonstrating how much the internet has changed the way we interact with our friends, making it easier for us stay in touch or share our interests, with Facebook being at the centre of that change in 2010.

[From A Snapshot of Facebook in 2010 (7)]


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