On Social Media, the Kids Are All Right

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Kids today! Depending on who you listen to, social media is making them meaner, lonelier, shallower, and fame-obsessed. But social media researcher Danah Boyd says the kids are all right. In her new book, It’s Complicated, she shares insights from a decade spent in the field with teens.

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danah boyd

danah boyd is a social media scholar, principal researcher at Microsoft Research, and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is based in New York, New York.

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