Here are some of the data! We want aggregate a community capable of doing less than a glimpse of the analysis Facebook can do: in humanistic, journalistic, algorithmic, and political fields. Making this ability mainstream is the first awareness.Our visualization sucks, right? We are unfunded and with a small set of volunteers. If you find a smart way to display how Facebook algorithm distorts the perceived reality, get in touch. Art? Comics? Graph? Papers? We're open with anything who can make accessible this topic to a larger audience than our bubble.
What feeds you during your navigation? Maybe you think your 500 fiends are 500 diverse observation points of the world. Don't give it for granted, Facebook algorithm play in the middle. In your case, we recorder in the last 7 days different sources, display below. Do you think it is a complete informative diet?
This is a list of the data sent to us. If something is missing, probably it is a problem: let us know
savingTime: ISO format, is the time when the HTML entities has been saved
id: is an unique identified of the HTML piace analyzed
type: 'promoted' or 'feed', based on what you downloaded
timelineId: is the timeline in which the HTML is appear. when the user refresh, the timeline change
userId: the numeric facebook userId
Keys only in the Feed CSV:
publicationUTime: ISO format, describe when the post has been published
postId: An integer representing the unique facebook Id of the post
permaLink: The URI section which brins you to the post if used in facebook.com
impressionOrder: the numeric order of the post, starting from 1 (in top of the feed)
source: name display as source of the post
text: text of the post
reason: special optional header facebook put on top (it could explain why a post is appearing in your timeline)
Keys only in the Promoted CSV:
title: The promoted headline
postLink: Where the links point, if you click on the campaign
linkType: The kind of media embedded
ownerName: Name of the promoted page
Thank you, again
With the usage of the extension, you are helping
Participating in this collaborative experiment permits to see how the information flows inside Facebook. Considering Facebook as one of the places where information worldwide flows into, and it is entirely obscure, you are helping the society to understand itself (well, at least, this is what we want to belive. Then, the project has to be collaborative and find partners).
Our goal is not making analysis rather, we want enable others.
Data stored is not personal in a sense we do not collect what the user do or send to Facebook. What we have, could implicitly reflect your interests.
Besides the privacy declaration and your willing agreement accepted when you published your key, there are few steps intended to increase the fairness of this experiment
privacy preserving mechanism is in development, at the moment we are sharing only the data of dummy users. Before sharing the data of actual users, we want to define an ethical agreement with researchers and an anonymization logic of the data.
authentication: the user can share the access to the timeline, to whom they want. The informative diet has to be accessible to the user. There is some technical complexity to be solved because we do not manage login, password or Facebook access token.
It is public on facebook who you follow, and we are talking about a sophisticated corporate surveillance technology: what is on facebook is lost without any hope. Still, we do not want to help any further data exploitation.
Some data might still be lost in the collection. You can check on the section data and see if the system is properly collecting and analyzing data. If not, you can drop a message to the facebook page, or open a github issue or drop an email to support﹫tracking・exposed