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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Palestinian girls, dating, and the mobile phone

from faux to real – the rise of kiddie phones

how youth find privacy in interstitial spaces

one company, ten brands: lessons from retail for tech companies

mobile phone credits as currency in Kenya

what are marketing and advertising’s social responsibilities wrt youth?

Facebook’s “opt-out” precedent

Who clicks on ads? And what might this mean?

Advertising is the bread and butter of the web, yet most of my friends claim that they never click on ads, typically using a peacock tone that signals their pride in being ad-averse. The geekier amongst them go out of their way to run Mozilla scripts to scrape ads away, bemoaning the presence of consumer […]

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