It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

It s Complicated The Social Lives of Networked Teens What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook Twitter and Instagram Do social media affect the quality of teens lives In this eye opening book youth culture and tech

  • Title: It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
  • Author: danah boyd
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  • Page: 330
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  • What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Do social media affect the quality of teens lives In this eye opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens use of social media She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying UWhat is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Do social media affect the quality of teens lives In this eye opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens use of social media She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions Yet despite an environment of rampant fear mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity Boyd s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come Offering insights gleaned from than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.

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    1. danah boyd

      Dr danah boyd is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard s Berkman Center for Internet and Society Her research examines the intersection of technology, society, and youth culture Currently, she s focused on research questions related to big data , privacy and publicity, youth meanness and cruelty, and human trafficking Additional details about danah boyd are available at danah bioml.

    595 thoughts on “It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens”

    1. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in understanding how teens and young adults use social media. Based on years of research and interviews. Dr boyd cuts through the extreme views (dystopian/utopian) and provides a sensible perspective based on her conversations from teens who actually use these applications and not from theories. I like how Dr boyd interweaves the teens interviews, her personal experience and other research.


    2. I am going to check in here now and then as I read this book by the fabulous researcher, danah boyd. Her extensive research and background in social media and the lives of teenagers should make for an interesting read. As a father, and a teacher, and someone who tries to harness technology for storytelling and writing and composing, I am always intrigued by what kids are doing, or not doing, or doing without thinking of what they are doing. I am hopeful that boyd's work will shed some light for [...]


    3. O livro de Danah Boyd, "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens", teve grande impacto quando saiu. Na altura marquei-o para ler, mas fui adiando porque do que fui lendo, dizia pouco que me surpreende-se. Agora que o li, e continuando a dizer que não traz nada novo, se visto como livro de divulgação de ciência, acho que traz algo novo, mas mais importante que isso, algo imensamente relevante para a sociedade geral. O discurso sobre as tecnologias e os adolescentes nos media e nu [...]


    4. The ways teens use social media spawn a lot of myths. Here are a few:• Using social media makes teens vulnerable to bullies and sexual predators.• Many teens are addicted to technology.• The “digital native” generation has intuitive expertise in using technology.• The Internet is an equalizer for disenfranchised social groups.• Google is a more reliable source of information than .Using research, interviews, and common sense to tackle these misperceptions, Danah Boyd’s It’s Com [...]


    5. Coming from a background where I am a huge advocate of student voice and working with students to help them establish a positive digital footprint on social media, I just had to read this book from Danah Boyd. This book was a must read for me to learn more about teens and the implications of social media. I come from the standpoint that social media is here to say no matter what you think about it. The apps and tools will change as things evolve, but the premise of having an online network of fr [...]


    6. I wanted more from this book. And I wanted less “teenagers have it tough” analysis. And I say this as someone who thinks that teenagers have it tough.I found both Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together (which focuses on society as a whole) and Mark Bauerlein’s The Dumbest Generation (which is a more pessimistic but also a more academically-rooted analysis) more thought provoking than It’s Complicated. It’s Complicated reads more as an apologist tract than a meaningful analysis. I agreed with [...]


    7. Throughout danah boyd’s “It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens”, I’m very satisfied with the level of sophistication of boyd’s research and unbiased point of view in her writing. Her tone is academic, professional and at the same time, approachable. The three areas that most concerned me during my reading are boyd’s research on the digital divide, online teen behaviour of sexual exploration and her plea for the redefinition of crimes associated with online bullying. [...]


    8. Okej, toto bolo celkom zaujímavé čítanie a nedá sa povedať, že by som ho považovala za stratu času.Na druhej strane - bolo naozaj nutné, aby autorka takmer akýkoľvek problém tínedžerov na internete (či už sa bavíme o závislosti alebo množstve informácií, ktoré o sebe dennodenne zverejňujú) bagatelizovala, a tým prakticky ospravedlňovala? Ale to je asi len tá moja záľuba v textoch plných kritiky a pre niekoho možno až prehnaného negativizmu. :)Móže byť!


    9. You know all those media tropes about teeneagers and the internet or teenagers and social media or teenagers and electronic devices?Don't believe them.Yes, the internet is changing the world. However, it isn't really changing kids.Kids are not magically "digital natives" who know all this stuff by instinct. They learn just like everyone else. Kids aren't becoming separated from the real world or becoming internet addicts. They are using social media to talk and hang out with friends same as my g [...]


    10. Dana Boyd works for Microsoft Research. She also turned to the internet in the mid-1990s, as a teenager, because she "felt ostracized and misunderstood at school". She did not specify why, but according to her page, she identifies herself as "queer", so possibly her sexual orientation was the main issue. Both of these matters makes Ms. Boyd more financially and personally beholden to the internet and social media than the average person. Hence, don't expect this book to be objective about the i [...]


    11. This was a really interesting read -- for the AISL book discussion in Dallas next week -- that presented a good perspective on teens and the use of social media. It can be really easy to feel discouraged and hopeless about the state of today's teenagers when I see some of the things they feel appropriate to do/share/say on social media, but Danah Boyd puts it in perspective for me. While at times I felt like perhaps she gave teens *too* much credit for their reasons behind the things they do, in [...]


    12. danah boyd spent 10 years researching teen use of social media and has written a great book diving into themes and patterns. Similar to Sherry Turkle, boyd looked past the specifics of what teens were doing and focused on generalities and patterns of use across all social media.As a teacher and parent, it was helpful to think through what developmental hurdles teenagers are tackling with social media as the outlet. I reflected on my teaching habits and how I model appropriate, safe, and purposef [...]


    13. Prečítajte si o živote teenagerov v mnohorakom kontexte, intrigách, šikane, obmedzenom pohybe po verejnom priestore, nerovnosti a komplikovanej otázke prístupu k technológiam.Kniha bez technooptimizmu, apelujúca na súdržnosť. P.S.: A další výborný prínosu kvalitatívneho a dlhotrvajúceho výskumu.


    14. danah boyd's book, "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," should be required reading for every parent and educator today. Living as we do in a media-saturated society, many adults are prone to believe the hype and buy the overly-simplistic portrayal by mainstream media outlets of how technology is to blame for many ills which beset both teens and our society as a whole. dana has spent years interviewing hundreds of teens around the United States about their uses of social media [...]


    15. This book provides an interesting counterpoint to Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, which emphasises the problematic aspects of technology. 'It’s Complicated', by contrast, seeks to reassure the reader that today’s American teenagers are not being ruined by the internet and smartphones. I found myself agreeing with both books to some extent, as they are really pursuing different points. Turkle focuses more on the elderly than youth and doesn’t eng [...]


    16. All the time we hear talk about “teenagers today just have their face in their phones all the time,” or more kindly talk about them being “digital natives.” But are they really all that different than teenagers from earlier generations? Danah Boyd seems to think not. Her insightful book opens with an observation of teenagers at a high school football game in Nashville, where all the students are using mobile devices at the game, and then putting them away to interact face to face – con [...]


    17. This is a book every teacher and parent should read, not because you'll agree with everything that Boyd writes but because she questions some widely held assumptions about teens' use of technology. Her basic premise is that teens are "addicted" to social media because parents have created a sheltered environment governed by fear in which teens don't have anywhere else to go but online to create a private environment to socialize. My favorite story is one where a mom had a group of her daughter's [...]


    18. It’s complicated… or maybe not. This book provides cosy reassurance that teenagers are the same as they have always been and that the internet merely provides them with different ways to connect and communicate. The author dissects teenage online behaviour through a mixture of qualitative research and statistics that generally works well. Personal anecdotes make for an engaging read, but are supported by enough quantitative evidence to make the arguments convincing. Ironically, the first cha [...]


    19. It's Complicated is the result of a ten-year study investigating the effects social media has on our nation's teenagers. danah boyd traveled all around the country interviewing teens and parents. What she found may surprise some. Many of the fears and assumptions held by adults tend to be misguided and/or hyperbolic. The ways in which teens use the technology varies from teen to teen, but much of their use is consistent with the psychological and social needs presented by physical interactions w [...]


    20. What a letdown. What a major, raging letdown this book was.Published in 2014 by the too-cool-for-capital-letters "danah boyd," this book hammers away at Facebook while making barely any mention of Twitter. Instagram appears a handful of times. Snapchat is not mentioned once. I don't even recall a Tumblr reference. There is even an entire section called "Facebook vs. MySpace." It's 2014, people.The major premise that I think is simply irresponsible is this notion that parents need to allow "priva [...]


    21. I had the opportunity to hear danah speak at the Stanford Law School, which was sort of a (very) condensed version of this book. I enjoyed her observations and being able to dive deeper into the ideas. Major takeaways: adults, stop being afraid of technology, and don't expect it to be a magic fix to cure our social ills. There's work to be done to fix issues of racial, class and financial inequality, as these issues are endemic of our society and require work. And stop yelling at your kids to ge [...]


    22. Really excellent research, sadly ruined by the artificial requirements of academic sociology. Boyd knows her field and has gathered a wonderful wealth of qualitative data. Her conclusions are tight and important. But modern sociology requires any work have an anti-capitalist and cultural-equivalence slant, and only be expressed in stupidly verbose, meandering terms. Boyd wanted this book to be a handbook for parents and policymakers. It should have been. Instead, it is very close to being just a [...]


    23. What could easily have been another over-inflated thinkpiece of a book is most definitely NOT. I very much enjoyed reading "It's Complicated" and was pleased to not only learn many new things, but also to be reminded of some very useful information about how any of us interacts with online social spaces. The ending felt a little rushed; I would have like to know more about "a networked world that we all want to live in" built by adults and youth collaborating. The value of all the ignorance a bo [...]


    24. Anyone who works with teens or thinks about teen culture needs to read this book. It's a great look at how teens connect online and why they're connecting online -- the why of simply WHY and the why of why that matters.


    25. Excellent! Really explains how social media is not a "teen thing." And how and why teenagers are the first to find new ways to communicate. Very respectful of teen lives and what teens contribute to the world.


    26. A wee bit on the dry side but chock full of excellent anecdotes and facts that will help teachers and librarians who work with teens explain and support their online habits to worried parents and administrators.


    27. The most relevant, enlightening book I've read regarding teenagers and technology all year. It's got great perspective, engaging, useful information without taking sides or offering the only way to "cure" the situation. Kudos, Ms. Boyd. And thank you.


    28. Great read her arguments really build over the course of the book, so quickly get through the first chapter and then soak up the rest. Her vignettes of different teenagers really adds to the narrative and the way she frames up her viewpoints is really great.


    29. ก็มันซับซ้อนอ่ะdanah boyd. (2014). It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. New Haven: Yale University Press.danah boyd (ชื่อของเธอต้องสะกดด้วยตัวเล็กหมดเลย) เคยเป็นนักเขียนโปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์มาก่อน ตอนนี้เป็น digital anthropologist ทำงานวิจัยที่ไมโคร [...]


    30. 004.678083 BOYMy summary: Be stripped of ad-hoc physical interaction( not account school environment or structured out-school activities), Teens are drawn to social media to experience their public side of life, either by to be public or to be in public. Author try to depict the positive image of teens social usage. Although author make points of good parts of social network, such as technology simply mirrors and magnifies many aspects of everyday life, good and bad. But I agree with "App genera [...]


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