identity

ephemeral profiles (cuz losing passwords is common amongst teens)

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The Power of Social Structure in World of Warcraft

by: danah boyd

Earlier this week, i was talking with Joi about his "research" on World of Warcraft. He was telling me about how some of the social norms get maintained by members in the community (and particularly within guilds) and how newcomers learn the social structure.

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Designing for Life Stages

by: danah boyd

People often ask me why designing for teens or older folks is different, why age matters. There are many different ways to slice up age and life stage. Mooshing together various theories, i have my own hypothesis about three critical life stages in Western culture that affect a lot of our social technologies. The first is identity formation; the second is contributive participation in society; the third is reflection and storytelling.

Identity formation

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My Friendster Publications

by: danah boyd

Various folks have been asking me about my Friendster publications and i thought i'd do a simple round-up for anyone who is trying to learn about Friendster.

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Remix Is Active Consumption Not Production (When Media Becomes Culture, Part 2)

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When Media Becomes Culture: Rethinking Copyright Issues

by: danah boyd

After listening to representatives from the RIAA and EFF speak past each other, i found myself frustrated at how to push the debate further.

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