Give Me My Data

2010
Give Me My Data is a Facebook application that helps users export their data out of Facebook. Reasons could include making artwork, archiving and deleting your account, or circumventing the interface Facebook provides. Data can be exported in CSV, XML, and other common formats. Give Me My Data is currently in public-beta.

Give Me My Data website
Give Me My Data application

While clearly utilitarian, this project intervenes into online user experiences, provoking users to take a critical look at their interactions within social networking websites. It suggests data is tangible and challenges users to think about ways in which their information is used for purposes outside of their control by government or corporate entities.

The application and information

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Visualizations made with Give Me My Data

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Press

logo Facebook App Brings Back Data
by Riva Richmond, New York Times, May 1, 2010
logo Give Me My Data Helps Refill Blanked Facebook Profiles
by Curt Hopkins, ReadWriteWeb, May 2, 2010
logo Facebook, dammi indietro i miei dati ("Facebook, give me back my data")
by Valeria Camagni, PC Professionale, Milan, Italy. May 3, 2010.
logo Two Facebook Apps To Help You Fight Back Against Facebook
by Chris Walters, The Consumerist, May 4, 2010
logo Facebook's Disconnect: Open Doors, Closed Exits
by Rohit Khare, TechCrunch, May 7, 2010
Picture 2 3D movies and extracting Facebook data
by Kate Russell, BBC News, Friday, June 25th, 2010
data, code, facebook, intervention, design, software