John and I were talking yesterday and we realized that, though we have a somewhat distinct and ever-changing image of what Nerdfighteria is and who it is composed of, we aren’t precisely sure whether or not that image is correct.
Basically, there are a lot of things we don’t know about the people who watch our videos and the people who consider themselves Nerdfighters. We want to change that, so we’ve put together a 30-something question survey.
- It is not required that you answer all of the questions, but we would like as many people as possible to respond so that we can better understand the world we inhabit
- We will, of course, not sell any of this information to anyone. We choose to ask you for information rather than attempting to collect it without your knowledge (through cookes, or whatever.)
- Your responses will be confidential and not tied to any name.
- We may, however, make public information about Nerdfighteria, but it won’t be connected at all to your name and there won’t be any way to trace it back to you.
Again, the more people take the time (it’ll take more than 10 minutes and less than half an hour) to fill this out, the better Nerdfighteria will be. It’ll also help us make decisions like…what kind of content should we produce and where should we go on tour. So, if you don’t take the survey, your voice won’t be counted!
Here’s the link again!
DO THE THING!
My name is Karen Eisenhauer and I’m a senior Linguistics/Anthropology major at Pitzer college. I’ve decided to do my thesis on linguistic ideologies in Nerdfighteria! It’s gonna be totally jokes when it’s done, but I NEED YOUR HELP.
In order to participate, you must be from the USA and you must be a native English speaker. Sorry, international Nerdfighters! Also, please note: if you are under 18, you will need parental permission to participate!)
The following is a link to a short questionnaire which will ask you about your experience as a Nerdfighter. It will also ask you to rank several comments from YouTube. First you’ll have to give me your email address because I have to send you an email with a consent form (or send one to your parents, if you’re under 18). You know, legality issues and whatnot. But after that it’ll only take about 5 minutes to fill out, and I shall love you forever if you participate!
I also am looking for people to give longer interviews. These would take about half an hour and would be done by phone or some online video-chat service. The interview will be about your participation in Nerdfighteria and what you think being a good Nerdfighter means. I’d love to hear your opinions! If you want to participate, contact me:
I’m also on the ning and on nerdfighteria.org. Come find me!
Thanks again, Nerdfighteria. You are made of awesome.
ps Please reblog to spread the word!
Hey all, if you have a few minutes (or longer) to spare, please help Karen out by answering her survey :)
This is just an idea; I don’t have anything set yet, but I’m just tossing this out there to see if this would be anything you guys would be interested in.
So you know the charity This Star Won’t Go Out, right? (If not, you can check out the website here: http://tswgo.org/ ) Well, it helps out families with children who have cancer. Well, ever since the Project For Awesome, I’ve been thinking about how lucky I am and how there are so many people out there who need help. I want to help them.
So, I might be getting some money for Christmas (not sure if I am, or how much I’ll be getting if I do get any) and I was thinking what better way to spend it than giving it to a charity that I really care about?
But then I got to thinking: how can I make this a little more interactive with you guys? Then it hit me. So you know those little origami stars that look like this?
I was thinking that I would open it up to you guys and ask you to make some of these stars and get really creative with it, and for every star made I would donate 10 cents of my money to the charity up to whatever amount I get for Christmas. And you guys could post photos of your stars and I could pick the ones that are the most creative and maybe have a whole blog dedicated to it or something awesome like that.
So would this be something you guys are interested in? I want to donate no matter what, but I just think this could add some extra fun to it. I would really appreciate some feedback! Thanks and DFTBA!
Hello! My name is Christina and I am Junior and Duquesne University I need your help. I am currently in an anthropology course and have decided to do an ethnography on the community of Nerdfighters. There are two parts to this survey that I would like you to answer there is a multiple choice section (8 questions long) and an open ended portion (7 questions). I am only asking for a few minutes of your time to fill out at least Multiple Choice form. Thank you very much for your time. If you have questions please put it in my ask or you can email me (ask me and then I’ll give you my email). And I will edit my original post as questions come in as a general FAQ.
Thank you and please pass these links along to your fellow Nerdfighters
Let’s help Christina out, y’all!
We have a brand new page on our site that contains a gigantic list of local nerdfighter facebook pages (almost 200 groups as of now). The last two groups that were added were for Saudi Arabia and Oxford, England. How cool is that?
The list has grown steadily over the last few days thanks to you all, and we’d love for it to keep getting bigger and more inclusive!
We now have a page for them all! Go forth and join. And let us know if we are missing a group.