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:


Pew on teen social media practices (with interesting bits on class)

All I need is a pair of pants.

do NOT upgrade to Leopard (why I’m offline)

adults’ views on privacy (new PEW report)

valuing inefficiencies and unreliability

MacArthur Series on Digital Media and Learning (it’s live!)

Facebook’s “opt-out” precedent

giving back

hiking in LA (and The Golden Compass)

Overprotective parenting and bullying: Who is to blame for the suicide of Megan Meier?