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danah boyd
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The new term for data mining that inadvertently throws up all sorts of toxic stuff nobody was supposed to see: "Data fracking."
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5 papers now up from D&S Future of Labor proj. from intelligent systems to workplace surveillance + all in between...
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Surprised to be among the top 100 scientists on Twitter. More surprised to be called a "social media scientist" Tehe!
How is tech disrupting the future of work? Thoughts on robots, 3D printing, peer economy, etc: (by @data_society)
Curious about @data_society? We're having a celebratory launch party in NYC next week. Limited slots, RSVP here:
Intelligence and Autonomy project @data_society needs a research assistant
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I love that drag queens got Facebook to question their "real names" policy. Great analysis by Jessa Lingel &
Academics: Microsoft Research's Social Media Collective is looking for a rockstar postdoc! Is that you?
Trying to understand Hong Kong's protests? Read this: by @lokmantsui
Although kids need to learn independence, few will let them. Try to let them roam, expect visits from police/CPS. :-(
I love my apt, but hate dealing w/ Equity's "market rate" rent algorithms that have zero respect for good tenants. I feel screwed every year
‘Sex Power God’ was a defining event for me at Brown. I'm horrified / deeply saddened by what has evolved: :-(
What Does Ethical Social Networking Software Look Like? - @quinnnorton takes a look at Ello…
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Stats have this terrible way of turning you — or, at least, me — into a zombie.
"My name is danah & I’m a stats addict" - a blog post by moi on obsession w/ followers, page views, etc:
This is an amazing effort to get more awesome, excellent, mind-blowing STEM teachers in the US: #blowminds #TeachSTEM
<GRIN> MacArthur Foundation is supporting @timhwang's awesome work @data_society on intelligent systems. More:
This new report by @dgrobinson + @harlanyu offers insights into why "big data" is a civil rights issue, w/ examples:
I *love* that there's a Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon happening! ::bounce::
Chicago! I'm coming your way on Sept 22. Join me & @samueledyson for a fun conversation:
Tech is increasingly the arbiter of fairness. But is our definition of fairness the best one? (blog post by moi)
I've been uncomfortable w/ the #icebucketchallenge but haven't been able to articulate why. @anildash nailed it:
New journal article: "The Trafficking-Technology Nexus" by @jlynnemusto & moi: [open access]
What would it take for people to actually get excited by being exposed to perspectives from strangers? #dreaming
I'm not surprised that people don't like being exposed to random tweets, but I see this as an anti-homophily move:
danah boyd (@zephoria), enfant du net et anthropologue de la génération numérique
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Beyond race in America & police militarization, @zeynep argues that #Ferguson is also a net neutrality issue:
Academics: UC Berkeley School of Information is looking for Data Science Postdocs:
Princeton Sociology is hiring an assistant professor this fall, focus on quantitative methods broadly defined
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(Also, personally heartbroken. I was at Macromedia when Dreamweaver was developed. I got to beta test it.)
Is there an alternative to Dreamweaver? I use it ~1x/mo & my CS4 version crashed in upgrading my machine. $20/mo is obscene for my usage.
An amazing network of scholars at @HASTAC dissected my book. Check out their thoughts: (Also serves as cheat sheet..)
In theory social media allows everyone to participate. Reality is very different @zephoria
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Using Raymond Williams' Keywords as basis, @striphas beautifully reviews me & @alicetiara's work in the @chronicle:
My team at @data_society is looking to hire NYC-based research assistants. Job description here:…
Academics: Are any of you teaching my book this fall? I'd love to know what you're teaching!
#blogher14 The loose transcript of my 10x10 talk is now available on the @BlogHer site:…
Is Big Data Spreading Inequality? @nytimes Room for Debate discussion. Start w/ Seeta's awesome response:
Wow does this resonate. Pitching Like a Girl talks about VC fundraising, but I feel the same in non-profit land:
At #Blogher, I spoke about my 17-yr blogging practice. Filled w/ joy, sadness, misogyny & change. Here's what I said:
What is an Honorable Response to Israel/Gaza? My attempt to take stock of my heartache:
Every night, @gilgul & I discuss Israel/Gaza, reading diff news' perspectives. Here's his meta take on media bias:
The "privacy paradox" helps explain why walking away from offending companies isn't the solution: by @hoofnagle
"People want to be *in* public, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to *be* public." (from my blog post)
What Is Privacy? My response to @anildash
Goodbye @Avis, Hello @Uber. Reflections on my customer service nightmare:
.@kevin2kelly sez tech innovation in 1985/1994 is equiv to now. I'd argue that the values have changed substantially.
I didn't realize rental companies just leave people to fend for themselves. I thought the whole point was protection.
Hell w/ @Avis continues. They didn't even pick up the car at 4AM. Blamed the towing company rather than taking responsibility. Seriously?
RFP for project funding: Exploring the Implications of Government Release of Large Datasets