@zephoria - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by danah boyd, from 15 Jul 2020 to 16 Sep 2022.

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danah boyd

verified twitter profile @zephoria

sociotechnical researcher | Microsoft Research, Data & Society (@datasociety) | zephoria@zephoria.org | studying the US census | https://t.co/WPud3CWY4P

6,075 tweets
152 favourites
<1 tweet per day
2006 since
1,756 following
8,612 listed
Boulder, CO location

Top Tweets by @zephoria

danah boyd
Omg the NYT review of @danbouk’s book about the census by @AlexandraJacobs is as endearingly nerdy as the book itself. https://t.co/JOUlM1k2Zs
29 Aug, 2022 - 01:54 PM UTC
danah boyd
20 years ago, I was declared a terrorist by Yahoo! & lost all of my content on that platform (cuz I was working with Afghani feminists). That radically changed how I approached the internet. Today, another story about why context matters in content mod: https://t.co/i8B8K2Zdek
21 Aug, 2022 - 03:53 PM UTC
danah boyd
My mother said it best when she remarked that my grandpa took his last flight today. He was 100 and he lived a surreal life. He was the ghost worker behind early airline navigation algorithms, although his WWII survival story is better documented: https://t.co/8DaVVMQtLX
17 Aug, 2022 - 07:12 PM UTC
danah boyd
I'm going to be at #asa22 this weekend. Haven't done a big conference in years. Curious if I will be able to recognize anyone in masks. (If you see me, come say hi! I have a full undercut & a blue backpack these days.)
06 Aug, 2022 - 12:22 AM UTC
danah boyd
Scholarly friends: What are your favorite kinds of methods chapters in ethnographies? What do you wish all ethnographers would detail about their work? (Favorite examples?)
29 Jul, 2022 - 03:10 PM UTC
danah boyd
I forgot to share this conversation I did with the grad student podcast team at @Georgetown. If you're interested in data and truth, you might enjoy it. <grin> https://t.co/vVM4trCf1u
15 Jul, 2022 - 08:26 PM UTC
danah boyd
Every time I learn of a YA book being banned, I buy it. Stunned by what scares people. Also can’t help but notice how many are graphic novels. Are the censors even reading or just panicking about cartoon people who don’t look like them?
07 Jul, 2022 - 12:06 AM UTC
danah boyd
Another amazing zinger from @danbouk: "Democracy Is Asking Too Much of Its Data." Congress has more power in how it uses census data than people realize. https://t.co/kTbTTIOdIU
29 Jun, 2022 - 10:06 PM UTC
danah boyd
I'm hiring freelance RAs w/ expertise in STS or OrgSoc or PubAdmin or HistStats to be the Reviewer #2 that we all dream of. Ideal for post-quals PhD students or others w/ similar experience. Full job description here: https://t.co/xJ2h7OWcOp
13 Jun, 2022 - 04:20 PM UTC
danah boyd
Privacy folks: this one is for you! https://t.co/TgdI86fwtB
07 Jun, 2022 - 07:12 PM UTC
danah boyd
For all who are obsessing over Maloney v. Nadler in NYC redistricting, just know that it didn't have to be this way. @danbouk offers some history to put this into context: https://t.co/CFXe4JyMOT
31 May, 2022 - 09:27 PM UTC
danah boyd
While I’ve written some entertaining out-of-office messages over the years, Iceland’s tourism unit has a better idea: https://t.co/mfAnswcdjm
29 May, 2022 - 11:48 PM UTC
danah boyd
My friend @cyberlyra tried really really really hard to hide her pregnancy from data trackers. It was an insane journey. So anyone who thinks that the key to fertility privacy is to "opt out" should read what she has to say: https://t.co/aPYAt8yexf
16 May, 2022 - 04:27 PM UTC
danah boyd
Read the thread. They did such an amazing job of teasing out “radicalization” across lits from a range of fields. Such important work. https://t.co/IZO8CGV65d
15 May, 2022 - 01:43 PM UTC
danah boyd
Trying hard not to lose my mind that Congress/SCOTUS care more about the Court's right to privacy and control of decisions than the privacy/control/rights of pregnant people. Oh, the excruciating irony.
04 May, 2022 - 07:22 PM UTC
danah boyd
Wow. What an amazing article about @AlondraNelson46's contributions to OSTP. (STS sociologists rock!!) Tx @nancyscola! https://t.co/2FF0gOO44u
01 May, 2022 - 04:48 PM UTC
danah boyd
"What You Don’t Know About Amazon" by @moiragweigel does a phenomenal job of unpacking the systemic risk produced by our current supply chain arrangement. https://t.co/nh7BX812jT
27 Apr, 2022 - 12:30 AM UTC
danah boyd
Attempting to make sense of the controversy around census and differential privacy, @jksarathy and I penned an essay based on our fieldwork: https://t.co/NWzAtJRx5G
21 Apr, 2022 - 04:06 PM UTC
danah boyd
Congrats @janethaven and others selected to this important committee! https://t.co/CT1gO4miwN
14 Apr, 2022 - 04:45 PM UTC
danah boyd
OMG OMG I'm so excited! My friend @danbouk's book is coming soon! And he's offered up a funny puzzle for folks to solve. Tehehe. Check it out: https://t.co/t3yrdpmHxB
31 Mar, 2022 - 03:01 PM UTC
danah boyd
"A Primer on Powerful Numbers" is an annotated reading list/quasi-syllabus/commentary for those interested in official statistics and the politics of numbers. By @danbouk @Keviriah and me. https://t.co/8hASKqAsAO
23 Mar, 2022 - 05:34 PM UTC
danah boyd
"The Datafied State" is a new @datasociety research initiative led by @jennaburrell and Ranjit Singh. Learn more: https://t.co/OjlbamQf72 (PS: I'm no longer directly involved in D&S initiatives but am still super excited by them!)
15 Mar, 2022 - 01:50 PM UTC
danah boyd
I am on the board of @CrisisTextLine. Many people are asking us to account for our decisions. To do so, I wrote a blog post detailing my ongoing struggle to govern responsibly and ethically: https://t.co/SMoRFeVrmX (1/3)
01 Feb, 2022 - 12:31 AM UTC
danah boyd
Oh how I needed this satire right now. https://t.co/ufPjlmv9Nk
30 Jan, 2022 - 02:24 AM UTC
danah boyd
This op-ed nailed the school/covid/funding/values cultural chaos ball: https://t.co/GIFB2F4r4p
27 Jan, 2022 - 05:57 PM UTC
danah boyd
CFP: The @TheCLAlliance is thinking about "human experience." They have an interesting CFP for folks who think about youth, well being, design, learning, tech governance, etc. See: https://t.co/yCNAB1IxlQ
26 Jan, 2022 - 11:28 PM UTC
danah boyd
The team @ReligPublicLife have been doing a deep dive on what #interfaith / religious diversity online looks like. Enjoy: https://t.co/KJDzZR5mfN
23 Jan, 2022 - 08:31 PM UTC
danah boyd
This. (Cuz normally I just grunt. Or scream. Or shake my fists.) https://t.co/iEIjD4fPmJ
19 Jan, 2022 - 04:45 AM UTC
danah boyd
Some days, the butterfly effect is visible. Sat down to read a 1998 book by a scholar I admire but don’t know. Phone buzzes. Email from said scholar. “We don’t know each other but…” ::shaking head:: Love to the knots in the universe.
19 Jan, 2022 - 02:51 AM UTC
danah boyd
I’ve always found that the books I read shape how I write. Hence, I’ve long re-read various books/chapters before a writing session. Now, thanks to my kids, I’m on a heavy diet of middle grade books. What will that do to my writing? (This week is being shaped by @neilhimself )
18 Jan, 2022 - 04:27 AM UTC

Top Retweets by @zephoria

Robyn Caplan
This Primer on AI in/from the Majority World from @actuarial_self, Ranjit Singh, and @chicanocyborg is an incredible curated collection of over 160 works across topics such as decolonizing feminist AI, indigenous protocols, afro-modernities! https://t.co/GdfmB3xMRe
14 Sep, 2022 - 08:14 PM UTC
Ryan Steed
Debates about differential privacy and the census often overlook bigger issues with statistical uncertainty—quantified in our new @ScienceMagazine study on census-guided education funding. 🧵👇 https://t.co/5QRqcKQdYN w/ Terrance Liu, @zstevenwu, & @ssnstudy https://t.co/coi1iFjziD
25 Aug, 2022 - 06:35 PM UTC
Dan Bouk
It's DEMOCRACY'S DATA's publication day, and you can celebrate by reading about "partners" in the census and the ways a dataset can accommodate and then hide queer folk. (thanks @WIRED and @chengela) @mcdbooks @fsgbooks https://t.co/vnDKV5mCk7
23 Aug, 2022 - 01:55 PM UTC
Harvard Data Science Review
On today's #HDSRpodcast we embark on part 2 of our discussion about the #2020Census with our guests, @john_abowd from @uscensusbureau & danah boyd (@zephoria) who discuss the pros & cons of the bureau's decision to adopt #DifferentialPrivacy Listen: https://t.co/2hnYOG2hyV https://t.co/R5l4K8Ndas
10 Aug, 2022 - 03:40 PM UTC
Association for Computing Machinery
In this week's People of ACM profile, we interview @zephoria. She is a Partner Researcher at @MSFTResearch, a founder of the non-profit research organization @datasociety, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor @Georgetown. Read the full interview here: https://t.co/tndvBZAoGA https://t.co/TfWwJeHw71
09 Aug, 2022 - 05:01 PM UTC
Cory Doctorow
By contrast, the point of blogging was to produce the idiosyncratic, personal mix of topics, formats and styles that the *writer* enjoyed, in hopes of attracting readers whose preferences overlapped with the writer's. 5/
08 Aug, 2022 - 02:22 PM UTC
Alondra Nelson
People and privacy must be at the heart of how we develop technology. Help us get it right – and have your innovation featured on an international stage with the US & UK Privacy Enhancing Technologies Prize Challenges. Learn more below. https://t.co/0bBvfg2quH
25 Jul, 2022 - 09:45 PM UTC
Harvard Data Science Review
THREAD: Drawing from the theories of #ScienceAndTechnologyStudies, @zephoria & Jayshree Sarathy present an account of the @uscensusbureau decision to adopt #DifferentialPrivacy from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders. https://t.co/3ChXo46Hwd
08 Jul, 2022 - 05:30 PM UTC
Data & Society
JOB ALERT: D&S is looking for our next policy director! This is a unique position that exists at the intersection of technology, policy, scholarship, & equity, and is pivotal to increasing the visibility and impact of our research. https://t.co/gsrtGU2Cyv
01 Jul, 2022 - 02:09 PM UTC
Harvard Data Science Review
Just out! Our special issue on #DifferentialPrivacy & the #2020Census edited by the awesome @EricaGroshen, Ruobin Gong & Salil Vadhan with contributions from a diverse group of academics & practitioners. Read the issue intro: https://t.co/yWphZH8l8O
24 Jun, 2022 - 03:30 PM UTC
Prof Gina Neff
I say this as someone who writes about the politics and economics of self-tracking: delete those fertility apps now.
24 Jun, 2022 - 03:21 PM UTC
Data & Society
We’re pleased to announce that we have a new board member. https://t.co/d5WTShbgT2 https://t.co/QZk9tRNgdl
01 Jun, 2022 - 03:30 PM UTC
Nicolas Papernot
The @IEEE Conference on Secure and Trustworthy Machine Learning (SaTML) will take place for the 1st time on Feb 8-10, 2023! Very excited to create and co-chair @satml_conf with @pdmcdan Abstracts by Aug 22, 2022 Papers by Sep 1, 2022 Location TBD More @ https://t.co/fotNKkZwSM https://t.co/nPxdPV1HOu
04 May, 2022 - 03:01 PM UTC
Shobita Parthasarathy 👩🏾‍🏫🧪📚🎙️
📢New report on large language models by the Technology Assessment Project @STPP_UM!📢 We use an analogical case study method to anticipate the implications of this technology and offer recommendations to developers, policymakers, and scientists. https://t.co/JPYN6CQXfR 🧵 https://t.co/iYkoAxa2wk
28 Apr, 2022 - 03:56 PM UTC
spoopy Alex Hanna
Thoughts and prayers to employees of this website as the manchild waves his privates around.
14 Apr, 2022 - 11:26 AM UTC
Nancy Baym
Meet the 2022 SMC interns! We were faced with a pool of excellent candidates, and making decisions was not easy. We are thrilled these folks have joined or will be joining our group soon. https://t.co/TRO7bpSyLl
22 Mar, 2022 - 07:50 PM UTC
Dan Bouk
Should the U.S. House of Representatives be allowed to grow or shrink in size? (P.S. we're at 11 days until @USNatArchives releases the 1950 census records!)
21 Mar, 2022 - 09:07 PM UTC
All Things Census
Great thread via @danbouk about the long history of undercounts (and overcounts) in the U.S. census, culminating in new research last week about the 2020 count. I often quote the 1940 story but had not known about the 1918 research. (fixing typo etc in a now-deleted tweet) https://t.co/QTQlckg7Oq
14 Mar, 2022 - 07:32 PM UTC
APPLY | The SSRC invites applications for Collaborative Research Development Workshops on Asia focused on the social dimensions of climate change and the drivers and dynamics of migration, to be held virtually in June 2022. Apply by April 15, 2022. https://t.co/v01rqFkXnJ
04 Mar, 2022 - 04:03 PM UTC
This framing makes a common error — being critical of extractive and exploitative technology *is* optimism. Saying that new tech shouldn’t happen at the expense of the vulnerable *is* an optimistic belief. Those who perpetuate the myth that criticism is anti-tech are the cynics. https://t.co/fVAMptyvB1
04 Feb, 2022 - 07:35 PM UTC
Miriam Posner
It’s interesting to consider, re. supply-chain shortages, that COVID doesn’t infect machinery or transport; just people. So every time you can’t find something, that’s a sick person. Every missing item, that’s a sick person.
12 Jan, 2022 - 02:49 PM UTC
Tarleton Gillespie
The Social Media Collective have several 2022 internships - but application deadlines are just a week away! Work with @nancybaym @zephoria @marylgray or me! Some are bring-your-own topic, some specify an area of interest. Links + info here: https://t.co/lCP7nRUWwb
03 Jan, 2022 - 08:54 PM UTC
T O D A Y !! Tune in to this discussion among world-class scholars and thinkers! 👀 https://t.co/r62jWpQU53
08 Nov, 2021 - 04:44 PM UTC
Dan Bouk
"The census has been wielded as a political weapon before," write @emilybazelon/@miwine after explaining how and when career census officials refused to sacrifice statistical standards to aid the Trump administration's political ends. (1/x) https://t.co/zO9iBUA5IH
15 Aug, 2021 - 04:56 PM UTC
danah boyd talks about the difficulties of creating and maintaining social networks on campus. Watch now! @zephoria https://t.co/IfnUUdQMj4 https://t.co/xfYlcZqQbR
20 Jul, 2021 - 09:15 PM UTC
Data & Society
“I think there is an argument to be made where if infrastructures are invisible backgrounds of our lives, then we are not really using these infrastructures, we are living with them.” –Ranjit Singh, in conversation with @laura4lano & @nataliegk1 https://t.co/yvBjqe6l8f
22 Jun, 2021 - 03:43 PM UTC
alice e. marwick
NEW EDITORIAL: @kreissdaniel & I wrote about how UNC’s failure to grant Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure is the result of a conservative disinfo campaign: https://t.co/1txaQC361w
02 Jun, 2021 - 04:07 PM UTC
Publishing statistical data is privacy-safe, right? 😀 … right? 🤔 Well, not really 😟 In this ✨ new blog post ✨, I break down the successful reconstruction attack that the US Census Bureau ran on their 2010 data. It's all kinds of scary! 🙀 https://t.co/uyMmH7vi3j
26 May, 2021 - 03:41 PM UTC
Algorithmic Justice League
Join AJL in telling @CBS to #CiteBlackWomen like @jovialjoy, @timnitGebru, @rajiinio & @Combsthepoet who lead the research & organizing work around AI bias. 📝Sign the petition here: https://t.co/mrZHRp5Oqc
20 May, 2021 - 04:44 PM UTC
Sam Wang
At the heart of a federal lawsuit in Alabama is a claim that the Census Bureau's approach to protecting privacy will impede the accuracy of redistricting. Here at the Electoral Innovation Lab's @princetongerry, we took a preliminary look at that claim.
16 May, 2021 - 02:48 PM UTC



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