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:


responding to critiques of my essay on class

viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace

list of non-english social network sites

Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks (PEW Report)

Facebook’s little digital gift

PEW data on social network site use

Friends, Friendsters, and Top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites

social network sites: my definition

social network site history

Facebook is open