Beacause I'm always behind on my blog reading, I didn't catch wind of danah's post-publication reflection. Fascinating.
I have to say that in addition to being interested in what she has to say about the world, I think her position as an academic is incredibly interesting: she's near the bottom of the pecking order, and yet, she writes a (great) little essay and 90k people read it in the first couple of days. I'm sure there are full professors in this world whose work hasn't been read by that many people in their careers. Not to degrade the value of that work, at all, just to say, that academic work != to wide distribution in most cases, and similarly not to condemn danah for being popular, I just think it's fascinating.