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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Teens, Video Games, and Civics

Understanding Socio-Technical Phenomena in a Web2.0 Era

the Internet Lexicon

I will be joining Microsoft Research in January

Oprah, Senate Bill 1738, Child Porn, and Pedophiles

Facebook and Techcrunch: the costs of technological determinism and configuring users

how to throw a ballot party (for American voters)

public meeting of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, Sept 23-24 at Harvard

United, my trip from hell, and karmic retribution

Community Forum on “Meeting the Public’s Information Needs for Silicon Valley”