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:


my February 5 voting ballot: Barack Obama and CA Propositions

the absurdities of Davos

darn thee european internet

let’s define our terms: what is a “social networking technology”?

mobile phone credits as currency in Kenya

The Economist Debate on Social “Networking”

Technology and the World of Consumption

Suzanne Briet: madame documentation and librarian extraordinaire

what are marketing and advertising’s social responsibilities wrt youth?

remix culture and fair use: a new study