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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obsessively recording and sharing our vacations

What are your information needs? (Knight Commission seeks feedback)

“Elsewhere, U.S.A.” by Dalton Conley = FABULOUS

post-Prop 8: seek an education-based reversal, not a legal challenge

Oprah, Senate Bill 1738, Child Porn, and Pedophiles

Dionysus and the Amethyst Initiative

cultural sustainability

Overprotective parenting and bullying: Who is to blame for the suicide of Megan Meier?

innovation’s social externalities

Choose Your Own Ethnography