July 9 - July 15, 2006

Week Six

Yay! The scripts ran all week without incident, so we have a humongous database of information. Now that the observations have been finished, we're collecting social network data. We already have around 1100 users in the database - they're the ones who posted the photographs in our dataset. What we're doing now is collecting each user's list of contacts, as well as the contact's contacts. We can't really go deeper than that even if we wanted to - the number of connections grows exponentially the deeper you go. It's already taking long enough to get this much data - the script has been running a couple of days now, and it's still not done! Hopefully it'll finish over the weekend.