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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teenager repellent

Attention Networks vs. Social Networks

capturing changes in news

the demons

framing the discourse of drugs and death

fun party invitations

EFF and Bloggers’ Rights


God will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger

Homophily of Professional Conferences