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:


Globalization of norms: Facebook challenges Arab LGBT group

“Generation Me”

Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks (PEW Report)


5 secrets to success

NYC talk April 13 w/ Ethan Zuckerman and Trebor Scholz

music to live by

Incantations for Muggles

relationship performance in networked publics