danah boyd- Youth-Generated Culture: Growing Up in an Era of Social Media

Many of today's youth are embracing a wide array of social media as part of their everyday lives. From social network sites to texting to blogs, many youth are leveraging the power of social media to create, communicate, share, and learn. In this talk, I will examine the various emergent practices, focusing primarily on how American teenagers are navigating the world of social media as a part of everyday life. I will examine inflections in privacy, sociality, and learning. While this talk will focus on those engaged with social media, I will also discuss the costs and challenges of unequal access and the complications that occur when social stratification is reproduced in digital environments.