danah boyd Talks Tech, Trends & Teens 2/27

Our next Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee briefing will be …

A Luncheon Discussion With Renowned
Internet Social Researcher danah boyd

We all use the Internet – but our personal experiences don’t reveal how others, particularly young people, are interacting with technology and each other, and the implications for society and policy. Please join us on Thursday, February 27 for a conversation with danah boyd, whose research examines the myths and realities at intersection of technology and society. Topics for discussion will include:

  • What are teens’ views about private information and how do they think about and manage their privacy online?
  • What are the differences between perceived and actual challenges in online safety?
  • How are people using social media in support of civic goals? What is the impact of social media on social divisions?
  • What social, technical, ethical, legal, and policy issues are emerging around “big data”-centric applications?
  • What are the trends and characteristics of bullying in social media environments?

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (boxed lunch will be served)
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226
RSVP: RSVPs are appreciated to [email protected]
Twitter: @NetCaucusAC


– danah boyd, Author, “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” (Bio),
– Stephen Balkham, CEO, Family Online Safety Institute (Bio) (moderator)

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About: danah boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Her research examines the intersection of technology and society. Currently, she’s focused on research questions related to “big data”, privacy and publicity, youth meanness and cruelty, and human trafficking. She has a new book called “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens.” [More bio]

This widely attended educational briefing is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Congressional staff and members of the press welcome. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and corporations. The ICAC takes no positions on legislation or regulation. Rather, it’s a neutral platform where thought leaders debate important technology issues that shape legislative and administration policy in an open forum. We vigilantly adhere to our mission to curate balanced and dynamic debates among Internet stakeholders. Our volunteer board members ensure that we dutifully execute that mission. More information on the ICAC is available at www.netcaucus.org.