danah boyd

Gender Gap in Perception of Computer Science

by: danah boyd

"New Image for Computing" recently released a report in their first wave to understand the image of computing among youth. Funded by WGBH and ACM, this report examines both race/ethnicity and sex-based differences in perceptions of computing. What they found was that there is little race/ethnicity-based differences in how youth perceive CS but there are HUGE gender based differences in perception.

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Is Facebook for Old People?

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Answers to Questions from Twitter on Teen Practices

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'Facebook and Academic Performance: Reconciling a Media Sensation with Data'

by: danah boyd

In mid-April, journalists heard about a student poster at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting called "A Description of Facebook Use and Academic Performance Among Undergraduate and Graduate Students." The poster suggested that Facebook use might be related to lower academic achievement in college and graduate school.

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'Living and Learning with Social Media'

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Over the weekend, I gave a talk at the Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology. I have made a crib of the talk available for anyone who might find it valuable:

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Bernie Hogan: 'Networking in Everyday Life'

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'Social Media Is Here to Stay... Now What?'

by: danah boyd

Last week, I gave my first talk at Microsoft since joining MSR. This talk was part of the annual Tech Fest where researchers from labs around the world come and share their work to the broader Microsoft community. For the most part, it's like a large science fair. There are booths and demos and posters and swarms of people descending to ask questions of researchers. It was pretty trippy to be thrown into this mix after only being with the company for a month.

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'Elsewhere, U.S.A.' by Dalton Conley = FABULOUS

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Licensing Your Dissertation under Creative Commons

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Doing the Math on MySpace and Registered Sex Offenders

by: danah boyd

The Attorneys General - mostly angry at me and other researchers - have spent considerable time trying to publicly reject the ISTTF report that was published last month. This week, I watched as they blasted the airwaves with an announcement that 90,000 sex offenders have been removed from MySpace. This PR campaign is intended to provoke fears in the American psyche, to serve as "proof" that we were wrong.

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