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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practicing the word ‘no’

V-Day 10th Anniversary

seeking research intern

“From MySpace to Hip Hop: New Media In the Everyday Lives of Youth” public forum

me in comic form

from faux to real – the rise of kiddie phones

limited email March 16-25

stupid Scion

curing the ills of sociology

how youth find privacy in interstitial spaces