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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Please support No on Prop 8

my views on California propositions (vote NO on 4 and NO on 8)

how to throw a ballot party (for American voters)

As a woman, I’m offended.

with great privilege comes great responsibility

Rebooting America

FISA, Obama, and the Internet People

politics of terrorism studies

this ain’t about sexism

Mobilizing Generation 2.0