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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friendster in ny post

drugs and math

is google god?

Online Dating Sheds Its Stigma as

heard at home

A new kind of buddy list

vagina shock

Friendster in San Francisco Chronicle

fake characters in personal ads

why social statistics reporting is not always desireable