Facebook, Faux Dating and Fox

by Ryan Singel on February 22, 2011

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story for Wired.com about how two performance artists had scraped 1 million Facebook profiles to create a fake dating site — the story took off quickly, as did the cease-and-desist letters from Facebook’s lawyers.

The site — Lovely-Faces.com — is shut down now, but the duo explains their view of their success (.pdf). You can also see me speaking with Fox News 11 about the project (note the great backdrop from the Wired.com conference room).

Facebook Profiles Scraped for Fake Dating Site: MyFoxLA.com

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