Facebook: The Paper Edition, Vol. 1

    January 27, 2012

Back in December, I wrote about a young man in Vienna who requested all the information that Facebook had collected on him over the year. To the surprise of many, his request yielded a delivery of a whopping 1,222 PDF files containing every single bit of Facebook activity he’d had since joining the site.

While that’s a lot, that’s specific to only one person’s account. Now what about the whole Facebook monster – what would that look like on paper? CartridgeSave, UK’s largest online cartridge retailer, put together an inforgraphic that illustrates exactly how much information data has in their vaults. Honestly, I doubt there are enough paper sources – trees and recycled alike – to accomodate the staggering requirement to print out Facebook.