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:


why Orkut makes people insecure

banned from Orkut?

what is beta in the context of social software?

Genevieve on mobile culture

orkut pissyness, round 2

venting my contempt for orkut

identity reflection by identity construction

invites to Orkut on eBay

elements of blogging

on compliments (musings)