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.

Relevant links:


SXSW, ICWSM, and Etech

an interview with me


a practice broken, another silo solidified

a few more thoughts on child abuse, sexual predators, and the moral panic

Every day, i read more articles about child abuse and online sexual predators. They make me sad but they also make me very frustrated because the more we talk about these cases of strangers abusing children, the less we talk about the real perpetrators of child abuse: adults who know children intimately. Today, i ran […]

the cost of lying

PEW data on social network site use

some thoughts on 2007 (advertising, bullying, and mobile)

prisoner 24601: teenage sex offenders

ephemeral profiles (cuz losing passwords is common amongst teens)