My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.

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marijuana campaigners experience lack of freedom of press

not in our name

U.N. upholds “dwarf throwing” ban

death of software pioneer


man rapes newborn daughter

red panties for reproductive choice

pet love

museum of sex