I get why MySpace is popular, but I don’t get why it should be 30 million people popular. So I was happy to read this article by Danah Boyd at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
It’s a rough transcript of a really well considered talk on the nature of spaces (public, private, controlled and uncontrolled) and the way in which adults and youth inhabit them. I won’t try to precis is here; you should read it yourself. It’s one of those articles that I’m storing bits of in my brain. They’re going to make me appear smart sometime soon. Maybe.
Her blog post that introduces it is here: