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Danah Boyd gave a very full and fast presentation for Opening Remarks of South by Southwest for a packed house in Austin, Texas. Here’s a few notes…


Subjects covered: privacy – it’s not dead, it’s more that users want to be able to control their privacy – they don’t want it publicized. Case example: Google’s recent bungle with Google Buzz.
Interesting stat: the average blog is read by 6 people.

PII vs PEI – Personally Identifiable Information versus Personally Embarrassing Information.

What’s coming: more privacy/publicity mashups… I like this one! Privacy and publicity are going to be more mashed up  {sam’s notes: – blended, intertwined – as it is in real life. It’s just that we’ve a lot more information to inflame and enlarge this mix between my own public and private data}

Note about Angelina Jolie – who has commented on how the more information she gives out the more it reduces people coming looking for stuff she doesn’t want to give. Bloggers have found this too – the more they share, the less they are investigated…

Closing comment “Make sure you’re creating the future you want to live in.” {I love this quote!}

For more information click on these links: #openingremarks  #SXSW  #danahboyd

Session Background 
Social Networking Expert danah boyd to give Opening Remarks on Saturday, March 13


The SXSW Interactive Festival is very excited that danah boyd will serve as the Opening Speaker for the 2010 event. One of the world’s foremost authorities on social networks, boyd works at Microsoft Research New England and also serves as a Fellow at the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society. boyd recently completed her PhD in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley.

Her presentation will occur at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 13 at the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1.  The Opening Remarks will be simulcast in ACC Level 1, Ballroom A / ACC Level 3, Room 9ABC / ACC Level 4, Ballroom D / ACC Level 4, Room 18ABCD

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