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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Upcoming Mary Gray talk on on “Out in the Country: Youth, Media & Queer Visibility in Rural America”

It used to be the case that all of the queer youth living in rural America ran away to the city to find others like them. The Internet has dramatically changed this. More and more, rural queer youth are building out networks of other queer rural youth, helping generate a rural queer identity. Think about […]

whose voice do you hear? gender issues and success

teaching, nursing, and second wave feminism

gender gap in perception of computer science

Trade: Brilliant film about sex trafficking

All I need is a pair of pants.

San Diego mayor backs same-sex marriage

Globalization of norms: Facebook challenges Arab LGBT group

Bush appoints guy to destroy the program he heads

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