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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Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?

glocalization talk at Etech


Bradley Horowitz is blogging!

Bradley Horowitz (one of my bosses over at Yahoo!) has the most interesting things to say about the emergence of social technologies. Because we felt as though he should share this brilliance, Jeremy and i have been on his case to blog for quite some time. Now he’s gone and done it! Yay!! In his […]

a funny dodgeball moment

discrimination in gaming: World of Warcraft bans queer community

help me restore my Flickr data

Attention Networks vs. Social Networks

the power of social structure in World of Warcraft

what is “social software”?