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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no CHI for me


what is vulgar in academia?

call for Blogher speaker on sensitive topics

“Academics: Get to work!”

AAAS presentation on MySpace data

Bradley Horowitz is blogging!

Bradley Horowitz (one of my bosses over at Yahoo!) has the most interesting things to say about the emergence of social technologies. Because we felt as though he should share this brilliance, Jeremy and i have been on his case to blog for quite some time. Now he’s gone and done it! Yay!! In his […]

knowledge systems and collective questioning

from the future looking backwards

lessons from the WoW debacle