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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discrimination in gaming: World of Warcraft bans queer community

memories: capturing vs. creating

public check-in

on sex education

perpetually liminal: are we refusing to grow up? what does this mean?

register for Blogher 2006

a brilliant class

help me restore my Flickr data

sloppy speech acts

mutants and post secret confessors