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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darn thee european internet

I’m in Switzerland. The internet is atrocious and hella expensive so I won’t be online (or handling much email) this week. Bear with me.

Update: Conference center has reasonable WiFi but no power… Figures.

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9 comments to darn thee european internet

  • Been there, done that. Especially if you’re in Basel. But you’re probably in Davos. And that was last May. Beautiful country, beautiful friendly people. Most of my ‘net time was scarfed where my wife was working at. Hey, I wasn’t getting paid for being the network/system admin work I was doing anyways.

  • That would be at the conference focussing on “collaborative innovation” I assume. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • And I live here, just imagine!

  • Unless you just made this up in order to undisturbedly enjoy our wonderful mountainscape, I’m willing to provide free internet and electric power in exchange for a chat about social networking in Switzerland. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • backie

    Go to sweden. 100 Mbit LAN-connection for a very reasonable price. I’m a very happy swede ^^

  • It is a tough job but somebody has to do it!

    BTW…nice job on the Frontline special!

  • Jim

    Come to Sweden, the Internet’s fine ๐Ÿ™‚ and so fast you get a breeze when the screen changes.

  • Let me ask you, since you give yourself the right to insult not only a foreign country but a whole continent: how many times have you visited Europe? Do you think this gives your the right, not only to insult but even pass judgment on the quality of the net there?
    If so, this tells enough about the relevance of your other posts.
    For your info: it shouldn’t be darn ‘European, not even Swiss nor Davos but probably’ the-place-you’re-currently-staying-in connection to the net.

  • Weren’t you mocking the usual grossly over-reacting American cow-boy, once out of his Mudville? If not. . . Well: you did.