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.

Relevant links:


Friendster is desperate; viral marketing failed

Friendster’s plethora of high school students

Vizster: beautiful YASNS visualizations

fake friends and SN etiquette

why Weinberger hates Friendster

the best Friendster advert ever

Abrams at SXSW: the MP3

my etech talk: revenge of the user

Friendster moving away from dating?

# of friends & popularity issues