Steeped in the cutting edge of research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives. And that cyber-bullying is an online reflection of the offline world, and blaming technology is missing the point.
is principal researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder of Data & Society Research Institute. She’s also a visiting professor at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and a faculty affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center. Her books include Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media and It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens.