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:


my life as a techno-idiot (and why constants suck)

Can a Biologist Fix a Radio?

bunny of the month club

Social Software in the Academy Workshop


simpsons, gay marriage & kids

students’ notes?

crash course in professing

Jon Stewart on blogging

“nobody’s ever been fired for blogging”