MySpace flogs your data

Social notworking site MySpace has started flogging user data to startup data marketplace InfoChimps .

The data up for grabs includes user playlists, mood updates, mobile updates, photos, vents, reviews, blog posts, names and zipcodes. Friend lists are not included.

The updates will now be available for bulk analysis for number crunching by academic researchers to music industry information scientists.

About 22 sets of data being made available are cheap. Prices range from $10 for raw dumps from the MySpace API to $300 for everything broken out by latitude and longitude. Subsequently derived data sets can be put on sale by InfoChimps users as well, with a revenue split.

Although the data does not contain personal identification, it does provide regional information. It is not clear if this is enough information to plan a good burglary.

 

 


MySpace flogs your data

Up for sale on Infochimps

 

 

Social notworking site MySpace has started flogging user data to startup data marketplace InfoChimps http://infochimps.org/ .

The data up for grabs includes user playlists, mood updates, mobile updates, photos, vents, reviews, blog posts, names and zipcodes. Friend lists are not included.

The updates will now be available for bulk analysis for number crunching by academic researchers to music industry information scientists.

About 22 sets of data being made available are cheap. Prices range from $10 for raw dumps from the MySpace API to $300 for everything broken out by latitude and longitude. Subsequently derived data sets can be put on sale by InfoChimps users as well, with a revenue split.

Although the data does not contain personal identification, it does provide regional information. It is not clear if this is enough information to plan a good burglary.