Recommended For You: A First Look at Content Recommendation Networks

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his archive contains the list of sites and URLs we crawled, the CRN widgets we encountered on each page, widget headlines and disclosures, and the recommendations and ads in each widget. The archive also contains all of the landing pages linked to by the ads, which formed the basis of our LDA analysis of advertised content.


If you use this dataset, we ask that you please cite our paper as follows:

@inproceedings{ bashir-2016-imc,
    author = "Muhammad Ahmad Bashir and Sajjad Arshad and Christo Wilson",
    title = {{Recommended For You: A First Look at Content Recommendation Networks}},
    booktitle = {{Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2016)}},
    address = "Santa Monica, CA",
    month = "November",
    year = "2016""