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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vacation was glorious

a burfday on da beach

gluttonous texting

who has a cute new car? me!!!

algorithms for dumb security questions (an “open brand” lab project of Blyk)

my long lost handwriting

It’s Live! New JCMC on Social Network Sites

Race/ethnicity and parent education differences in usage of Facebook and MySpace

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship