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Friday, December 21, 2007

Facebook Data Being Mined


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Originally uploaded by compujeramey
Researchers at academic institutions all over the country are jumping on the bandwagon and learning how to use the Facebook to conduct social research. Their findings haven't been real notable so far, but I'm pretty close to the center of their studies so I'm certainly jaded to the issue.

As someone who's data is presumably being used to study social relationships, I'm perfectly okay with it. I don't think they're violating my privacy by looking at my connections to others. Their research will only help school counselors and administrators understand their students.

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