danah boyd Joins MCC as Research Assistant Professor

danah boyd has joined the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication as a Research Assistant Professor. boyd, who is also a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, studies social media, youth practices, social network sites, and intersections between technology and society. In recent years, she has studied Twitter, blogging, Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, tagging, and other forms of social media.   Along with other members of the MacArthur Foundation-funded project on digital media and learning, she recently co-authored the book: Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. More information about boyd is available on her web site