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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am I an academic?

academia (n.): The academic world or community; scholastic life. academic (n.): 1) An ancient philosopher of the Academy. 2) A member of a college or university. 3) A member of a society for promoting art or science At every academic conference I attend, I hear a constant refrain: “How does it feel to have left […]