today at camp my sewing teacher saw that I had DFTBA written on my arm
and she asked if I was a Nerdfighter and I was like hell yeah I am and we talked about Nerfighteria stuff and in class we put strange charm on in the background and when someone asked what a Nerdfighter was she said “It’s a person who decreases world suck and increases world awesome.” and everyone was super confused but it was awesome
my sewing teacher is probably 45-50
it just shows how vast the age range of Nerdfighters and how it can bring people together
Remember that time I started writing a blog about the research I’d done about Nerdfighteria and then disappeared for no reason? Good, me neither.
This time, I am coming to you with a finished product! (Yay me, right? it only took like nine months.) I’ve written about the research I did on Nerdfighteria, including some background theory, the model I was testing, and (finally), the narratives in this community’s culture.
Whether you participated in the original survey or not, and whether or not you saw my first failed attempt at writing about it, if you want to learn a bit more about Nerdfighters and about my theory why they are such a cohesive and unique community, please visit my blog!
There are also links to the full thesis and a published article (in the Computers in Human Behavior Journal), in case there are other researchers of online communities out there ;)
Once you visit, please let me know your thoughts! Comments, constructive criticism, MORE NARRATIVES, chocolate cake recipes—all are welcome!!!
This is a really great read on why Nerdfighters are compelled to nerdfight, storytelling as a community, and seeing each other as Real Complex Human Beings.
Even if you do not participate, please consider liking and sharing this post so I can reach a wider audience!
Do you often watch vlogs on YouTube and/or read blogs online?
Are your favourite (video)blogs in English but English is not your native language?
Are you between 14 and 25 years old?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, I am looking for you!
If you qualify, consider participating in this study! Help a nerdfighter out.