Researchers creating archive to collect all public statements made by Mark Zuckerberg

Mark ZuckerbergAccording to The Chronicle of Higher Education, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are creating a comprehensive archive of all on-the-record statements which have ever been made by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The archive - called `The Zuckerberg Files' - will essentially be a collection of all the statements which have been made by Zuckerberg publicly; and will be aimed at unfolding a better understanding of Facebook's stance on privacy.

The digital trove is an effort undertaken by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers, led by Michael Zimmer, an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

`The Zuckerberg Files' archive will contain more than 100 full-text transcripts and nearly 50 video files which document Zuckerberg's public statements. The collection - which will also include blog posts authored by Zuckerberg, as well as company presentations, and print and video interviews dating as far back as 2004 - will be available for scholars to download and analyze.

Hinting at the comprehensiveness of `The Zuckerberg Files' digital trove, The Chronicle of Higher Education's Marc Parry said: "The archive runs from a 2004 interview with The Harvard Crimson to more recent fare, like Mr. Zuckerberg's comments at an event The Atlantic held last month in Washington, D. C."