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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“Orkut thinks danah is a school bus.”

This is Clay’s conclusion about Orkut at the MSR Symposium. ::BLUSH:: (More later…)

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2 comments to “Orkut thinks danah is a school bus.”

  • ken

    I disagree with Clay on this example but think his point is excellent. I actually could read quite a bit about the school bus, not as much as a person, but still a fair bit. For example, it was a rural school bus, not an urban one. It had lead a fairly long life without much abuse. It was not pretending to be something it wasn’t, nor was it looking to date someone new. But icons having some meaning, linearly measure, in Ockurt is another matter. Those are just plain silly. I think they are interesting in that they point to an obsession of measurement/accounting (as M Strathern calls it) as the only way of knowing some one or something. BTW I give this blog 4stars

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