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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“Privacy and Publicity in the Context of Big Data”

I gave today’s opening keynote at the WWW Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.  My talk was about methodological and ethical issues involved in the study of Big Data, focusing heavily on privacy issues in light of public data.  The first third focuses on four important arguments: 1) Bigger Data are Not Always Better Data; 2) Not […]

musing about social networks and g/local cultures

stupid Scion

social scripts for rituals and ceremonies, of religion and culture

chemistry as architecture

in-flight newstainment is paid-for advertising

conference t-shirts

a massage in Venice

feigning injuries for insurance companies

being American in Fiji