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:


personalized viral marketing

Harvard Business Review Case Commentary: “We Googled You” (newly interactive)

government demands UGC surveillance

AIM and Plaxo

passwords through favorites = bad idea

NSA spying on digital publics

erosion of youth privacy – the local panopticon

super publics

live on NPR

Privacy is a Privilege