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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quote of the day

social and connected individuals

Why Microsoft-only development is foolish business logic

FOO Camp – Are you a werewolf? Yes OR No!?!?

Wikipedia used for viral marketing

finding fascinating flickr clusters


instantaneous information

“Zits” on mobile phone culture

the best software writing I