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Alex Leavitt
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Attends University of Southern California
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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Critical Mass Los Angeles July 2013. #throughglass  
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Alex Leavitt had a hangout. {url}VJ Um Amel, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Pablo Rey, Daniel Armenio, Mathieu Fortin, Ryanne Turenhout, and Charlie DeTar
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Really interesting ongoing issue of what comprises "digital actorship."
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This was one of my main research assistant projects at Microsoft Research. Please pass on the link!!
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Gotta fix the 'um's. Fellow academics and public speakers, how have you trained yourself to get rid of verbal annoyances like this? (In before "do more talks.")
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Alex, I do public speaker and media training. Usually only for high level executives that can pay a lot. I'd be happy to get together with you and work with you some on this. You talk about cool stuff and I'd like to work with you. Ping me.
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Global reddit Meetup Day 2013 Los Angeles! #throughglass  
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Alex Leavitt hung out with 5 people.Pablo Rey, VJ Um Amel, Thierry Roget, Mirko Tobias Schäfer, and Ryanne Turenhout
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More on the COPPA project!
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"Most (78%) parents think it is acceptable for their child to violate minimum age restrictions on online services" http://t.co/K6uMjTn4
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The kittens +Ashley Seto and I will be fostering and hopefully adopt!
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This is cool.
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The spread of earthquake related tweets from yesterday.

Visualization from the good people at Twitter.
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Oooh.... Cool.
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Researcher, PhD Student
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  • USC Annenberg
    PhD Student, present
  • Microsoft Research New England
    Researcher, 2010 - 2011
  • Microsoft
    Consultant, Entertainment & Devices, 2011 - 2011
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Researcher, Comparative Media Studies, 2009 - 2011
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Boston, MA - Kyoto, Japan
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PhD Researcher, studying the internets. - http://alexleavitt.com
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Alex Leavitt is a PhD student and researcher at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. He studies social media, online youth culture, and alternative uses of networked technology and new media. 

Recently he was a researcher with danah boyd at Microsoft Research New England, a Lead Researcher on the Web Ecology Project, and a researcher at the Comparative Media Studies department at MIT.

To read more about his research, visit: http://alexleavitt.com
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  • University of Southern California
    Ph.D., Communication, 2011 - present
  • Boston University
    B.A., English Literature, Japanese Literature, 2005 - 2009
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