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.

Relevant links:


Race and Social Network Sites: Putting Facebook’s Data in Context

PDF Talk: “The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online”

let’s define our terms: what is a “social networking technology”?

The Economist Debate on Social “Networking”

boyd’s law of social network sites

It’s Live! New JCMC on Social Network Sites

Race/ethnicity and parent education differences in usage of Facebook and MySpace

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

history of social network sites (a work-in-progress)

Research on Social Network Sites (Take 2)