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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reflections on Lori Drew, bullying, and solutions to helping kids

Living and Learning with New Media: Findings from a 3-year Ethnographic Study of Digital Youth

Draft Version of the ISTTF Literature Review concerning Children’s Online Safety

teens, dating, friendship, and school dances

Teens, Video Games, and Civics

MacArthur’s Digital Media & Learning Competition

“Born Digital” by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

Little Brother + the Uglies series = le awesome young adult scifi

Palestinian girls, dating, and the mobile phone

The Internet Safety Technical Task Force