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. … more
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 … more
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 (twitter.com/zephoria) 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