Tonite on O'Reilly Factor

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by: danah boyd

I just finished taping a segment for tonight's O'Reilly Factor talking about MySpace.

I am actually surprised at how calm the conversation was. Relatively controversy free. Of course, it's still about the scary side, but i think it came out OK. O'Reilly even introduced the town square metaphor for me, helping me explain that teens are doing what they've always done in public spaces.

Anyhow, if anyone watches it, tell me how it came out since i won't get a chance to see it live.


I still haven't seen the show, but some folks took pictures and put them up on Flickr which lets me at least see what i looked like (cuz i didn't get to see anything during filming). Apparently i'm a cultural anthropologist! I don't quite know how i got that label, but it is indeed an ist! Anyhow, i'm really rather humored by all of this. My mother, brother, aunt and grandparents are equally humored. I managed to survive one of the most conservative and controversial TV figures unscathed. Who would've guessed?

Update 2: I just put a copy of my segment up on You Tube. Enjoy!

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