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danah boyd
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social media scholar, youth researcher & advocate
social media scholar, youth researcher & advocate

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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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Here's a piece that I wrote for Wired:

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My post on what the anti-trafficking movement can learn from sex workers went live on Blogher: 

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The Guardian just published a long piece by me on social media & fear: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/21/digital-era-society-social-media This is based on my SXSW talk.

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Stop the Cycle of Bullying is a new op-ed that +John Palfrey and I co-authored for the Huffington Post. Enjoy! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danah-boyd/dharun-ravi-jury_b_1298354.html

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Nancy Baym, Kate Crawford, Mary L. Gray to Join Microsoft Research


Many of you have asked me whether or not Microsoft Research was truly intending to invest in social media / internet studies. With this in mind, I have fantastically awesome news to share: Nancy Baym, Kate Crawford, and Mary L. Gray are all joining Microsoft Research. MSR will continue to invest in postdocs, PhD internships, and visitors with the hope of supporting social scientists who are asking critical socio-technical questions about the rise of new technologies.

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::giggle:: I'm delighted to be featured in Fast Company's piece on Generation Flux. Not only was talking with Bob an absolute delight, but we had way way way too much fun at this photoshoot. The funny thing? This is the first time that I wore high heels since high school (where I fell off a stage during a beauty pageant...).

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Q1: What are you doing to resist the corporate stranglehold over scholarly knowledge in order to make your knowledge broadly accessible?

Q2: What are the five things that you think that other scholars should do to help challenge the status quo wrt scholarly publishing?

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Scholars: Here's a list of open calls for research-related opportunities that I'm helping co-direct: http://bit.ly/vhgNa1 (This includes postdocs, internships, summer institute, journal opportunities, grants)
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