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:


purity ball, abstinence and changing society

P!nk: beautiful and political

lessons from the WoW debacle

girls in boy-wear

on sex education

register for Blogher 2006

gender representation on King Kong


Pledge-a-Picket at Planned Parenthood

FemDefence (modern day chastity belt)