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In less than a month, my new book – “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens”  (see: ) - 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):
- Powell's:
- Yale University Press:
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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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Really excellent analysis. The idea of a spectrum reminds me of how useful it was the first time I was presented with the idea of a spectrum between homosexuality and heterosexuality with most people floating between extremes. Very helpful!
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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!
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there is no need for bullies in this world for everyone has something special about them no matter what they look. like or. where. they come. from 
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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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Capital letters are symbolic of outdated hierarchy. Down with the tyranny of proper nouns!

Jokes aside, great article. Interesting points about where silos still play a role in global enterprises. All this talk of cash cows and steel silos is making me think there's a dynamite Farmville metaphor to be had somewhere in there ...

Congrats +danah boyd!
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Scholars: Here's a list of open calls for research-related opportunities that I'm helping co-direct: (This includes postdocs, internships, summer institute, journal opportunities, grants)
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If anyone is looking for more money, more time, fun and lavish living ask me how . #make your dreams take off
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The Guardian just published a long piece by me on social media & fear: This is based on my SXSW talk.
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its not fear that's the true medium of the internet media..its "emotion".

it wasn't "fear" that motivated you're  sxsw talk 2 years ago, it was "emotional euphoria" ... that gave us the Arab spring brought to you by twitter and Google employee Arab-1.  it wasn't just you... but so many who haven't really spent 20 years watching how technology as religion replaced science and the arts sold  via networks and unregulated machine capitalism.

hot cold mcluhanism with the click and count monetization is the new age. Feudalism is the vogue...wrap it up in any meta wrapper one wants... vassals are vassals. 
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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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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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That away from you three
And narrow
And concern
And it saves you three
And your family
And religion

And be pleased that the three
Capacity of a living
Grace and thanked
And longevity

And to distract you, three
And envious eye
Gul and venomous

And to help you to three
And thanked
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Happy new year to all
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    2003 - present
social media scholar, youth researcher & advocate
danah boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University  and a Visting Researcher at Harvard Law School. Her research investigates everyday practices involving social media, with specific attention to youth engagement. She recently co-authored Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. She blogs at and tweets at @zephoria.

Nothing that she says represents the views of any organization that she is affiliated with or employed by.
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