Monday, February 3, 2014

It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Danah Boyd, who among other things is a professor at the Berkman Center, has written the new book It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens.   Here's what Boyd has to say about it:
In less than a month, my new book – "It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" - will be published. This is the product of ten years worth of research into how social media has inflected American teen life. If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ve seen me talk about these issues over the years. Well, this book is an attempt to synthesize all of that work into one tangible artifact.

Now I have a favor…. please consider pre-ordering a copy (or two ). Pre-sales and first week sales really matter in terms of getting people’s attention. And I’m really hoping to get people’s attention with this book. I’ve written it to be publicly accessible in the hopes that parents, educators, journalists, and policy makers will read it and reconsider their attitude towards technology and teen practices. The book covers everything from addiction, bullying, and online safety to privacy, inequality, and the digital natives debate.

If you have the financial wherewithal to buy a copy, I’d be super grateful. If you don’t, I *totally* understand. Either way, I’d be super super super appreciative if you could help me get the word out about the book. I’m really hoping that this book will alter the public dialogue about teen use of social media.

If you buy the book and want to review it, I'll publish the review on this blog.

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