Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens


danah boyd (she does­n’t cap­i­tal­ize her name) is a Prin­ci­pal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fel­low at Har­vard’s Berk­man Cen­ter, where she looks at how young peo­ple use social media as part of their every­day lives. She has a new book out called It’s Com­pli­cat­ed: The Social Lives of Net­worked Teens, and she’s made it avail­able as a free PDF. On her web­site she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make mon­ey. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audi­ence as I pos­si­bly could.  This desire to get as many peo­ple as engaged as pos­si­ble drove every deci­sion I made through­out this process. One of the things that drew me to Yale [the pub­lish­er] was their will­ing­ness to let me put a freely down­load­able CC-licensed copy of the book online on the day the book came out.” But she also asks that you pur­chase a copy of the book if you find it use­ful. “Your pur­chas­ing deci­sions help me sig­nal to the pow­ers that be that this book is impor­tant, that the mes­sage in the book is valu­able.” Find the PDF here, or in our col­lec­tion of Free eBooks. Buy the book online here.

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