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Opening Remarks with danah boyd

2010 SXSWi Keynote with danah boyd

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The intersection of privacy and publicity

  • Mar 14, 2010

Seeing danah boyd's keynote today was a great followup to Douglas Rushkoff yesterday. They spoke on very similar themes, namely that the future of this digital age is all about who has control.

Dana posits that privacy = control. She used the examples of the recent launch of Google Buzz and Facebook's change in privacy settings in December to show how companies don't make privacy a priority, in fact quite the opposite, they want all our information shared. 

Buzz mixed the public with where we have grown to expect privacy- email.

Facebook changed their settings to make public what was private. According to boyd 65% of Facebook users clicked through the screen notifying of the change without changing any settings.

"Just because information is published doesn't mean people want it publicized."

Another interesting point was that, in general, teenagers see privacy in terms of what they can gain from being out there, vs adults who see it in terms of what they could lose. 

Interesting, and important subjects that deserve more attention. Really enjoyed the talk.

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March 14, 2010
great recap annie. thanks.
March 14, 2010
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Quick Tip by . March 17, 2010
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Great thoughts on privacy, interesting questions, excellent keynote.
review by . March 14, 2010
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danah is such a fresh voice at conferences like this. her talks are always well organized, dynamic and thought provoking. her research of youth and minority groups is amazing and thourough.       some points i took away from her keynote:   people put their content into the public, but you break their trust when you re-publish or make that content even more public.       racisim is still evident in the social media realm. sadly, some people …
Quick Tip by . March 13, 2010
posted in SXSW on Lunch
Great thinker, great speaker. Lots to think about!
Quick Tip by . March 13, 2010
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Great Opening Remarks! Good talk on how social media looks today!
Quick Tip by . March 13, 2010
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danah boyd is just simply amazing. i could listen to @zephoria speak for hours and never be bored
Quick Tip by . March 13, 2010
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Opening remarks on the evolution of privacy. Sounds interesting.
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Event Description:
The SXSW Interactive Festival is very excited that danah boyd will serve as the Opening Speaker for the 2010 event. One of the world's foremost authorities on social networks, boyd ( works at Microsoft Research New England and also serves as a Fellow at the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society. boyd recently completed her PhD in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley.

ACC L1, Exhibit Hall 1
Saturday, March 13 at 02:00 PM
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Type: Keynote
Location: ACC L1, Exhibit Hall
Date(s): Saturday March 13

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