Wednesday, 16 July 2008

viacom aint all bad - perhaps i love viacom?

I've been a bit quiet recently, having been travelling to institutions around the UK, and then vacationing a bit. But i was pleased to see the news on the row between YouTube and Viacom. Thankfully they have agreed to let Google anonymise the usage histories that will be sent to Viacom as part of the ongoing copyright legal battle.

This only leads me to think that Viacom has created an even more perfect dataset for us to run user analysis over, like the longditudinal study we recently presented at JCDL2008 this year. I assume each user will get an anonymous ID, so that anonymous individual activity can be followed?

Can we have it after you Viacom? We'd love you!

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