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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tonite on O’Reilly Factor

the problem with firehoses

MySpace, HR 4437 and youth activism

when lies get out of hand

super publics

Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?

Cognition, cults and ethnography

youth speak or Web2.0 company?

my qualifying exams (and a favor)

what do you fear to be wrong about most?