danah boydSTS friends: If you're attending 4S next week, @danbouk and I are presenting some of our census research on 8/20 in the "governing data economies" session. To whet your appetite, relish Dan's poetic writing on census history here
Platform data do not provide a direct window into human behavior. They are direct records of how we behave under platforms’ influence.
danah boydI've long struggled with computational social science as a field, deeply discomforted by what can and can't be learned by people's performances on social media. @angelaxiaowu nails this tension with this new essay (+ paper w/ Harsh Taneja)
We recently launched our differential privacy platform, which injects a small amount of statistical “noise” to large data sets to protect individual privacy without materially impacting the accuracy of the data.
danah boydDifferential privacy folks: Microsoft & Harvard have teamed up to contribute to a new open source platform to provide tools for those who want to unlock data as part of the broader OpenDP Initiative. buff.ly/2Vf0oOCpic.twitter.com/9u31JC0x4T
Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their revolutionary rhetoric and militant action. Here...