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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blogging is trapped in a metaphor

mutants and superboys

the technological (white) lie

on studying blogs

spirtual perspective on community

Friendster is desperate; viral marketing failed

Autistic Social Software

Ani DiFranco: Official Bootleg Series

“You can beat me, you can abuse me, but don’t touch my hair or I’ll kill you.”

Asimov, reductionist approach to human interaction and YASNS