Facebook writes a new fairytale, By Chrmunk

Facebook starts a new Fairytale in H.C. Andersen hometown, creating jobs, growth, and life in an otherwise dead town.

Odense, Tietgenbyen, March 17, 2017– A new 56.500 square meters big data center to be built in Odense Denmark, creating over a hundred local jobs and will be powered by renewable energy. The data center will be the second of its kind in Denmark following the new Apple center in Viborg, Apple data center is a 10-yearlong building project creating at least 300 jobs and generating billions for the Danish state.

It will be the most advanced energy efficient data centers in the world. The climate in Denmark will make it possible to cool the center with air, ensuring the data center will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy like the rest of our European data centers” – Niall McEntgart From Facebook.

The center will be used to support Facebooks growing services like Live video and virtual reality in Europe. Furthermore, this new data center shows that Denmark is at the forefront of technology and renewable energy, and we at Facebook, look forward to being working with the skilled local engineers and building a prosperous environment not only for us but also for the entire city.

The data center will create jobs within technicians, engineers, and IT-specialists. Highly educated people, who work in their data center” –Julie Kowal Kristiansen, IT Fyn.

The building permit for the new data center has been approved by the local city council and building will begin March 17, 2018, to be finished in 2020.

Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Christian Munk-Madsen at 11254898 or email at Cmun@itu.dk.

Sources: Article: https://www.version2.dk/artikel/facebook-bygger-datacenter-paa-56500-kvadratmeter-odense-1072085?utm_source=nyhedsbrev&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=v2daglig&cx_newsletter=v2daglig&cx_newsletterid=1070953&utm_source=ING+V2+Common&utm_campaign=e4c5c91b63-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e43d1267b1-e4c5c91b63-49152273

For further questions contact Niall McEntegart McEntegart@Facebook.com or Julie Kowal Kristiansen Kowal@It-fyn.dk.



Critical Questions for Big Data

Boyd & Crawford 2012


”Critical questions for Big Data” addresses six different questions regarding Big Data. Explaining the meaning of Big Data and addressing some of the complications of how data is collected, regulated and used. The authors try to start a debate about these six issues they found in Big Data research.


The authors use implicit knowledge in the text, and example of this one of the numerous quotes used: ‘Change the instruments, and you will change the entire social theory that goes with them’, Latour (2009). Readers with a background in STS will be able to understand these quotes, who Latour is and what an instrument is in this context, unlike reader who is not familiar with STS. Instead of using so many quotes from other authors, I would suggest explaining it with your own words with the reader in mind. This should make it easier for the reader to understand the different argument presented in the text.


The goal of the text is very clear for the reader, the title ”Critical questions for Big Data” and the sub titles such as “Just because it is accessible does not make it ethical” and “Limited access to Big Data creates new digital divides” each present several issues to be discussed in the related text fields. The goal of the authors is to share their knowledge of issues regarding Big Data and spark discussion among researchers, politicians, private companies, and the public through six provocative questions.