Friday, September 25, 2009

Danah Boyd on "Teens and Social Networks"

Dr. Danah Boyd, who is an expert in the area of youth and online social networking spaces, spoke yesterday with Steve Hargadon from Classroom 2.0/Future of Education. The MP3 audio recording is included below and I highly recommend you take the time to listen to it.

Dr. Boyd's dissertation "Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics" focused on how American youth use networked publics for sociable purposes. It is important that all teachers, parents and administrators have the right information about what people (youth and adults alike) are doing with networked spaces.

As a related note, here is a link to my policy regarding forming connections with people (youth and adults alike) in online spaces. I wrote this as a way to provide some transparency about my online connections.

Audio Recording from Danah Boyd's Talk with Steve Hargadon:


  1. Matt,

    I look forward to listening. She will be presenting locally next week and I will be covering with a live blog of the event.

  2. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Danah's presentation in Chicagoland, Vinny. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.