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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friendster is *finally* going to charge

my Friendster publications

ephemeral data

seeking early Friendster screenshots


Friendster blogs (powered by Typepad)

Friendster’s fictional personas

Public Displays of Connection

Friendster engineer fired for blogging

commissioned Fakesters?