MySpace & Facebook Phenomena: How Youth Engage With Networked Publics

Anthropologist of the online community Danah Boyd discusses the diverse reasons why today's young people have limited access to the kind of "publics" in which most adults grew up immersed. "Networked publics" like MySpace and Facebook are emerging as substitutes. What are young people doing on these sites and why does it matter?

Speakers: Danah Boyd
Festival: 2008

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