<videovortex> question for the VV community from Mike Wesch

politube admin at politube.org
Wed Jan 27 09:40:01 CET 2010

Dear Mr. Wesch,

     my first question is: Before asking for information, is it at all
appropriate for Google to release information, among others about their
users, in particular to 3rd parties? Just because we would "like to
have" this data, doesn't mean that we should collect it or for that
matter, google release them.

best regards

Kuros Yalpani

Geert Lovink wrote:
> From: mwesch at ksu.edu
> Dear colleagues,
> After several meetings with representatives at YouTube, I am in a
> position to open up a discussion with them about the possibility of
> them releasing additional data about their videos and users to
> researchers. Before I begin this discussion, I would like to know the
> types of data that you might need or want.  We have all been involved
> in some project when we thought "I wish I knew ..." and then realized
> that it would take a complicated screen-scrape or intensive sampling
> to find a less than perfect solution while YouTube/Google holds the
> data we need if they would just give it to us.   I want to make sure I
> address everybody's needs when I discuss this with them, so please let
> me know of any data that would be of interest to you and your
> research.  I can't promise anything, but I would like to give this a
> shot.
> Thanks,
> Mike Wesch

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