Curating the Social Graph, or What Your Friends Say About You

Brook Ellingwood, Mary Janisch, Ian Porter, Kenneth Rufo, Inge Scheve, Daniel Thornton, John Yeager


This white paper explores the current state of data, both personal and social, in the context of the social graph. ?We will begin, as we must, with the question of privacy, but we wish to underscore that while privacy provides a necessary starting point to this discussion, privacy typically delimits a particular question about how much data about yourself is known to others. ?Our concern here is both related and distinct, in that we are concerned with the wealth of data being collected about semi-public interactions between social agents, even if those agents are themselves tightly curtailing who has access to their personal, ?private? data.

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ISSN: 2163-8209