[Humanist] 26.79 name for a kind of data

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Mon Jun 11 22:18:40 CEST 2012


                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 79.
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  [1]   From:    Maximilian Schich <maximilian at schich.info>               (133)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 26.76 name for a kind of data

  [2]   From:    Erik Hanson <erikalanhanson at gmail.com>                   (158)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 26.76 name for a kind of data


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        Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 23:19:53 +0200
        From: Maximilian Schich <maximilian at schich.info>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 26.76 name for a kind of data
        In-Reply-To: <20120610201931.CFC6837CC7 at woodward.joyent.us>

Hi Ben, and all,

 From a technological perspective, Facebook stores most information as 
"graph data", which is indeed pretty universal in scope - Linked Open 
Data would be another example of graph data.
See for e.g. the introduction of Facebook's Chief of Engineering: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCHiNEw73AU

Modern "graph data" add on to classic "transaction data" in a number of 
significant ways. I also disagree a little with the political 
connotation: Just like bones, space stations, and kitchen knives, graph 
and transaction data are powerful tools, which can be used for good and 
bad.

Best, Max

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Dr. Maximilian Schich
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        Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:59:04 -0500
        From: Erik Hanson <erikalanhanson at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 26.76 name for a kind of data
        In-Reply-To: <20120610201931.CFC6837CC7 at woodward.joyent.us>


Informally, I've heard it referred to as one's "digital wake," probably
derived from the image of "surfing the web."

Erik A. Hanson
Content Strategist
Loyola Chicago DH Program



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