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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Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences

Scott Golder recently wrote blog post at Cloudera entitled “Scaling Social Science with Hadoop” where he accounts for “how social scientists are using large scale computation.” He begins with a delightful quote from George Homans: The methods of social science are dear in time and money and getting dearer every day. He then turns to […]

Choosing the Right Grad School

am I an academic?

academia (n.): The academic world or community; scholastic life. academic (n.): 1) An ancient philosopher of the Academy. 2) A member of a college or university. 3) A member of a society for promoting art or science At every academic conference I attend, I hear a constant refrain: “How does it feel to have left […]

Does money equal time? (Regarding proposed NSF funding of qualitative research)

discussion of “impact” at the CHI conference

licensing your dissertation under Creative Commons

seeking research intern

why I am not going on the academic job market

Berkman Fellowship

the edublog awards