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Microsoft Research hires danah boyd...

Very cool to see that Microsoft Research has hired research danah boyd. News is up on danah's blog and also at Read Write Web. While danah received a good deal of attention about a year ago with her work on "Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace", her writing on her blog and in her other research.

Pieces like this one, "Understanding Socio-Technical Phenomena in a Web2.0 Era", are good to see out there. We need people out there investigating and analyzing the societal and cultural aspects of how all these communication tools and media are changing the conventions by which we all communicate. So it's great to have someone like danah boyd employed in a capacity to further her research.

Congrats to danah and Microsoft Research! (And welcome back to the Northeast US!)

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