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Author Danah Boyd on why teens and social media are 'complicated' (podcast)

Danah Boyd, principal researcher at Microsoft Research, talks with Larry Magid about her new book, "It's Complicated: The social lives of networked teens."

By February 27, 2014


Privacy is not dead, says SXSWi keynoter Boyd

Recent PR debacles surrounding Google Buzz and Facebook's privacy settings have put the spotlight on basic misunderstandings by tech companies about how people use social media.

By March 13, 2010


Microsoft hires social-net scholar Danah Boyd

Best known for her comparisons of MySpace and Facebook users, Boyd is wrapping up her doctorate at UC Berkeley before heading to Microsoft's new Boston-area research facility.

By September 22, 2008


Did we pronounce privacy dead this week?

Academics Jeff Jarvis and Danah Boyd, on stage at Supernova, can't pinpoint a solution to online privacy controversies, but agree misguided attempts to define privacy are part of the problem.

By July 30, 2010


Facebook, MySpace: A race/class divide?

Danah Boyd, a Harvard fellow, suggests in a speech titled "The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online" that the migration of teens from MySpace to Facebook is not unlike white flight.

By July 9, 2009


Yahoo to lose another VP

Yahoo is poised to lose its VP of platform engineering, Eric Boyd, according to a report in Valleywag.

By April 3, 2008


CIA admits to spying on Senate committee

After months of denials, CIA Director John Brennan apologizes for spying on Senate Intelligence Committee computers.

By July 31, 2014


Tweeting sharks forestall 'Jaws'-like doom

Tagged sharks in the seas of Western Australia have taken to tweeting their whereabouts. But swimmers shouldn't toss their caution just because the animals have gotten into social networking.

By January 2, 2014


Fake Malaysia Airlines links spread malware

Don't click that link! Viral Facebook posts with shocking video of Malaysia Airlines MH370 are a scam.

By March 17, 2014


In 2025, our lovers will be robots

A new Pew Report examines the world in the near future. It'll be one in which robots aren't confined to machine-like tasks.

By August 15, 2014