• Publications
  • Influence
Social network sites: definition, history, and scholarship
  • D. Boyd, N. Ellison
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • IEEE Engineering Management Review
  • 1 October 2007
This publication contains reprint articles for which IEEE does not hold copyright. Expand
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Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life
  • D. Boyd
  • Political Science
  • 3 December 2007
Social network sites like MySpace and Facebook serve as "networked publics." As with unmediated publics like parks and malls, youth use networked publics to gather, socialize with their peers, andExpand
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The era of Big Data has begun. Computer scientists, physicists, economists, mathematicians, political scientists, bio-informaticists, sociologists, and other scholars are clamoring for access to theExpand
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I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience
Social media technologies collapse multiple audiences into single contexts, making it difficult to use the same techniques online that they do to handle multiplicity in face-to-face conversation. Expand
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Social Network Sites as Networked Publics: Affordances, Dynamics, and Implications
Social network sites have gained tremendous traction recently as a popular online hangout spaces for both youth and adults. People flock to them to socialize with their friends and acquaintances, toExpand
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Tweet, Tweet, Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter
Twitter - a microblogging service that enables users to post messages ("tweets") of up to 140 characters - supports a variety of communicative practices; participants use Twitter to converse withExpand
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HT06, tagging paper, taxonomy, Flickr, academic article, to read
We provide a model of tagging systems, specifically in the context of web-based systems, to help us illustrate the possible benefits of these tools. Expand
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Public Displays of Connection
We explore the social implications of the public display of one's social network in everyday life in social networking sites. Expand
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Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics
  • D. Boyd
  • Political Science
  • 7 January 2010
As social network sites like MySpace and Facebook emerged, American teenagers began adopting them as spaces to mark identity and socialize with peers. Teens leveraged these sites for a wide array ofExpand
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Friends, Friendsters, and Top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites
  • D. Boyd
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • First Monday
  • 4 December 2006
This paper investigates what Friendship means and how Friendship affects the culture of the sites. Expand
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