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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EFF and Bloggers’ Rights

I strongly encourage folks to support EFF in their efforts to support bloggers’ rights!

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  • Many have written about the expressive power that is conferred to bloggers, by virtue of their ability to say /anything/.

    Given this, it should be possible for ultimate diversity: the most delicately, finely defined shared-identity or shared-interest groups should emerge.

    However, this hasn’t happened. Groups are tenuously linked via tags, allowing the searching for posts on a particular topic, but that doesn’t really unite people.

    Blogging communities are still defined by technology and tools, rather than shared interest. So, Movable Type users flock to the forums on sixapart.com, WordPressers congregate at wordpress.org, but there is no queerblogs.com or genderbenderwriters.net The only demographic definition possible is by a slight tendency of certain types of bloggers to favour different tools. So, LiveJournal is significantly populated with self-analysing, nerurotic teens, probably because of the good networking tools it has. A lot of people berate LiveJournal for precisely this reason, but it is one of the few blogging tools making any significant steps towards building communities, with its Groups feature.

  • Hi Danah, Just wanted to drop you anote, and tell you that I really enjoy yyour blog.

    You do such a good job.

    I followed your link to EFF and sent them a small donation.