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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pet love

I love pets, and find that i absolutely need to have them around me for any level of sanity. The place where i’ve been staying has this great big boy cat, but he only likes to be outside, so i have to risk the cold when i want to play. I end up playing with every puppy i pass on the street, and all of the stray cats too. And i know that getting a pet is one of my top priorities for when i move (along with getting a gym and a doctor that i can see more than once). Luckily, i can justify my need to have a pet through recent stress-release research. Now, if i could only convince a landlord of that…

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