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Barbara Becker
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My childhood friend Marisa would have been 44 this weekend. Modern Loss has just published my essay about the last year of Marisa's life, and the final gift she gave me without even knowing it.

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Got a sneak-peek of Atlanta's new Center for Civil and Human Rights. Opens Monday - definitely worth a visit! Here's my review, on Huffington Post...

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My latest piece on the adolescent brain and how we can help #teens (and ourselves) thrive.

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My latest piece on Huffington Post Impact:

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I plan to be at the book launch next Tues.  Join me, NYC friends!
In less than a month, my new book – “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens”  (see: http://www.danah.org/itscomplicated/ ) - will be published.  This is the product of ten years worth of research into how social media has inflected American teen life.  If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ve seen me talk about these issues over the years. Well, this book is an attempt to synthesize all of that work into one tangible artifact.

Now I have a favor…. please consider pre-ordering a copy (or two <grin>).  Pre-sales and first week sales really matter in terms of getting people’s attention. And I’m really hoping to get people’s attention with this book. I’ve written it to be publicly accessible in the hopes that parents, educators, journalists, and policy makers will read it and reconsider their attitude towards technology and teen practices.  The book covers everything from addiction, bullying, and online safety to privacy, inequality, and the digital natives debate.

If you have the financial wherewithal to buy a copy, I’d be super grateful.  If you don’t, I totally understand.  Either way, I’d be super super super appreciative if you could help me get the word out about the book. I’m really hoping that this book will alter the public dialogue about teen use of social media.

You can pre-order it at:
- Amazon (Hardcover, Kindle, Audiobook): http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0300166311/apophenia-20
- Powell's: http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780300166316-0
- Yale University Press: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300166316
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I wrote about this great holiday idea 2 years ago. Habitat tells me you can contact them if you want a box(es) for your family! kerri@patersonhabitat.org or call their office at 963-595-6868

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Great article about the impact my students have had in Afghanistan!

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Timely - Paolo Soleri died yesterday.  Thoughts on our recent road trip to see some architectural wonders of the US desert.

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Friends, I wanted to share my latest HuffPo piece inspired by my morning with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
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