danah boyd

danah boyd is a social scientist at Microsoft Research and a research associate... read more

local democracy and becoming an informed American citizen

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know at least two of the candidates running for President. You might even know the Congresspeople running or if you have a Senator race this year. But do you know who is running for city council, school board, state legislature, or judge? If you have propositions, do you know what they are? Do your friends? Sadly, for most Americans, the answer is a profound no. This can be fixed. ...more


 I wish I could throw a party. I live in Alabama. Even here you see more than a ...more