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This talk will examine how young people understand privacy and the strategies they take to achieve privacy in networked publics.
There is a widespread myth that young people don’t care about privacy. Embedded in this myth is an assumption that participation in public social media like Facebook and Twitter indicates a rejection of privacy. Yet, just because people want to participate in public life doesn’t mean that they want everything they do to go down on their permanent record or to be publicized for the whole world to see.
Presented by the School of Media and Communication, the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industry and Innovation (CCI)
Dr. Danah Boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Her work examines everyday practices involving social media, with specific attention to youth engagement, privacy, and risky behaviors. She recently co-authored Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. She co-directed the Youth and Media Policy Working Group, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She blogs at www.zephoria.org/thoughts and tweets at @zephoria.