What Happens When Facebook is Gone?<br />Frank McCownMichael L. Nelson<br />Carlton Northern<br />Old Dominion UniversityC...
http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html<br />
July15, 2009: Facebook welcomes 250 millionth user<br />
Some Questions…<br /><ul><li>Have a Facebook account?
Upset if your account was accidentally and permanently deleted?</li></ul>Expect your Facebook account to be accessible: <b...
10 years from now?
100 years from now?
Will researchers have access to current Facebook data 250 years from now?</li></li></ul><li>
What will happen to my data when…<br /><ul><li>I delete my account?
I pass away?
Facebook deactivates my account?
Facebook decides to remove my data?
Facebook is no more?</li></li></ul><li>Archiving Web 2.0<br /><ul><li>P. Anderson. What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies an...
R. Capra, et al. Selection and context scoping for digital video collections: an investigation of YouTube and blogs (2008)
E. Cook. Web archiving in a Web 2.0 world (2007)</li></li></ul><li>“You will not collect users&apos; information, or other...
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Archiving Facebook Ignite

  1. 1. What Happens When Facebook is Gone?<br />Frank McCownMichael L. Nelson<br />Carlton Northern<br />Old Dominion UniversityComputer Science Dept.Norfolk, Virginia, USA<br />Old Dominion UniversityComputer Science Dept.Norfolk, Virginia, USA<br />Harding UniversityComputer Science Dept.Searcy, Arkansas, USA<br />
  2. 2. http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html<br />
  3. 3. July15, 2009: Facebook welcomes 250 millionth user<br />
  4. 4. Some Questions…<br /><ul><li>Have a Facebook account?
  5. 5. Upset if your account was accidentally and permanently deleted?</li></ul>Expect your Facebook account to be accessible: <br /><ul><li>1 year from now?
  6. 6. 10 years from now?
  7. 7. 100 years from now?
  8. 8. Will researchers have access to current Facebook data 250 years from now?</li></li></ul><li>
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  10. 10. What will happen to my data when…<br /><ul><li>I delete my account?
  11. 11. I pass away?
  12. 12. Facebook deactivates my account?
  13. 13. Facebook decides to remove my data?
  14. 14. Facebook is no more?</li></li></ul><li>Archiving Web 2.0<br /><ul><li>P. Anderson. What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications (2007)
  15. 15. R. Capra, et al. Selection and context scoping for digital video collections: an investigation of YouTube and blogs (2008)
  16. 16. E. Cook. Web archiving in a Web 2.0 world (2007)</li></li></ul><li>“You will not collect users&apos; information, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission.” <br />– Facebook Terms of Service<br />
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  19. 19. “It&apos;s the users&apos; data. We want to [make it portable.] That&apos;s the goal.” – Mark Zuckerberg , Oct. 2007<br />
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  21. 21. Archiving Architecture<br />Personal Archive<br />Local Hard Drive<br />Firefox Extension<br />Web Browser - Firefox<br />
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  24. 24. Thank You<br />Carlton Northern<br />carlton.northern@gmail.com<br />http://carlton-northern.com/<br />http://www.harding.edu/fmccown/pubs/archiving-facebook-jcdl2009.pdf<br />

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