Is the social media revolution bringing people together? Or is it perpetuating divisions by race and class? Many of us would like to believe the internet is a force for unity, but Danah Boyd, a social media researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, thinks we're deceiving ourselves, reports the New York Times. During the 2006-7 school year, Boyd’s conversations with high school students began showing a trend of white, upper-class, and college-bound teenagers migrating to Facebook. Meanwhile, less educated and nonwhite teenagers were on MySpace. Boyd also...

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