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The carbon footprint of your Facebook posts

Today on the show, the carbon footprint of data.

On paper that sounds like a contradiction – how can a photo I post to Facebook be affecting the health of the planet?

Well, it’s not the post itself that’s doing the harm, it’s the technology that makes it possible.

And it’s these tech that live in places known as data centres.

Speakers:
Ella Barclay – Artist and Graduate Student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.
Rodney Gedda – Senior Analyst at Telsyte.
Tanya Notley – Lecturer in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.

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