Digital Nation

EXTRASINTERVIEWS

danah boyd

boyd is a researcher and essayist on teen media culture. This interview from 2007 was part of Growing Up Online.

Topics

The Early 'Net
The early days of the Internet seemed full of promise.

Online Celebrity
For many kids, boyd says, the Internet represents a way to escape mundane life -- if they can manage to become famous online.

Privacy
Kids and parents have different ideas of what's "private" these days. boyd illuminates where kids are coming from.

Predator Panic
According to boyd, America's obsession with online predators has been overblown.


posted march 24, 2009

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