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.

Relevant links:


halloween vaginas


social informatics

privacy & friendster

a 2nd WSJ article


first, admitting suckage

visualizations, INWYK

Institute for the Future

understanding an audience