Today I downloaded a digital archive of my entire correspondence with my Facebook. Then I ‘deactivated’ my account, and tweeted that I’d be selling copies of the archive for only $12 USD.
30 minutes after making the tweet, and looking more at the archive, I realized how many peoples’ privacy this infringes on, for my profit. The archive includes ~5 years of private, sometimes intimate, correspondences with dozens of people. It also includes the real names and emails of about 1000 people. Not to mention all of the public photos, notes, status updates, dates and times that I’ve logged in, IP addresses I’ve logged in from, along with many other types of metadata.
After careful consideration, I decided I would only be doing physical copies of the archive, as more of an art piece, and for $25 per (includes shipping, US only). The physical copy would have all the names in the private correspondences redacted but nothing else would be edited. If you’re interested in buying a copy, please PayPal $25 to firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping address included.
EDIT~ January 2nd: This is incredibly expensive, but I appreciate the response. For those of you who made an order, thank you; I will get them printed and shipped as soon as I can. I didn’t realize that these would cost so much to print; didn’t really think about it at all. I am no longer selling this for $25, as each copy will cost me ~$45 to print. If you would still like a copy, you can email me and negotiate your own price. Sorry!