On the 4th of October I participated in a hackathon with Project X Haren data organized by Tweetonderzoek (University of Utrecht) and SETUP Utrecht. After organizer Thomas Boeschoten welcomed us and talked us through the program I adressed some ethical concerns about working with this data. The ethics of working with big data The Project X Haren event… Read more The imagery of Project X Haren
My colleague Bernhard Rieder added a new feature to his netvizz application which now allows you to create a network graph of your friends and their Likes. Instead of a network visualization that shows the connections between your friends, this bipartite graph includes two different Facebook objects in one graph: your friends and their Likes and the… Read more Visualizing bipartite Facebook Like networks
Naar aanleiding van een artikel van Marjolein Kampschreur over de nieuwe cookiewet in Nederland en de implementatie van cookies door Nederlandse politieke partijen op hun websites besloot ik met behulp van onze Track the Trackers tool het gebruik van trackers als beacons, cookies, plugins, widgets en analytics op de websites van Nederlandse politieke partijen kaart… Read more Trackers gebruikt op de websites van Nederlandse politieke partijen in kaart gebracht
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Two days ago I wrote a post on ‘What does Twitter know about me? My .zip file with 50Mb of data‘ where I showed that Twitter is currently storing 152 phonenumbers and 1186 e-mail addresses from my contacts which have been imported when I used the Find Friends feature. However, it seems fairly simple to… Read more An easy solution to remove your contacts from Twitter
Three weeks ago I read a tweet from @web_martin who had requested all his data from Twitter under European law and received a .zip file with his data from Twitter. He linked to the Privacy International blog which has written down step by step how to request your own data. On March 27, 2012 I… Read more What does Twitter know about me? My .zip file with 50Mb of data