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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poverty is relative – update on Being Poor

being poor

if a backchannel exists in the woods….

fandango – never good to go

Which evil nation state are you? (similes for Microsoft, Yahoo and Google)

Jared Diamond on Collapse

impression management: blogs as terrible representations

training my mother to be a terrorist

psychology of guilt – homelessness in San Francisco

my own linking practices