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Opening Remarks with danah boyd

2010 SXSWi Keynote with danah boyd

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danah boyd will always make you think.

  • Mar 14, 2010

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 still feel that not all people are welcome in the public/social media relms.

video roullette (new video chat site), is putting the focus back on meeting new people instead of fostering your already developed connections.

both teenagers and adults don't have this publicity/privacy thing figured out. and wanting privacy isn't about hiding, but having control. and sometimes by putting lots of info out in the public, it allows you to maintain private. 

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March 14, 2010
tim- yeah, you're right, that is a bit vague. basically she talked about some examples of "celebrities" or those in the public eye a lot. when they put lots of info out there, it keeps people satisfied so they don't "dig" for more. so they're still able to keep other stuff private. she referred to angelina jolie as an example of someone who does this. hope that answers your question :)
March 14, 2010
Can you expand on what she meant with "by putting lots of info out in the public, it allows you to maintain private"?
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review by . March 14, 2010
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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.    …
Quick Tip by . March 17, 2010
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Great thoughts on privacy, interesting questions, excellent keynote.
Quick Tip by . March 13, 2010
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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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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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