[artinfo] free PDF: It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Janos Sugar sj at c3.hu
Tue Mar 4 10:27:49 CET 2014

danah boyd has posted a free PDF of the full text of her must-read 
book It's Complicated, the best book about young people and the 
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. 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.

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