|mero_update (mero_update) wrote in meta_roundup,|
@ 2009-09-01 11:11:00
|Entry tags:||! roundups, conventions, fandom from the outside, gender, special issues: neuroscientific survey|
lastscorpion suggests in an untitled entry: "Part of the reason why SG-1 and SGA and AtS were cancelled, even though they still had strong overall ratings, was that there were too many women watching -- we messed up their desired demographics."
yourlibrarian: Invisible women: "I thought it surprising that in the [Newsarama.com] series on "The Fangirl Invasion" they don't discuss how involved women have been in fandoms for decades."
Also by yourlibrarian, Targeting the fans: "But what the article reveals is the death of ComicCon as anything resembling a fan event, as opposed to a marketing trade-show for the entertainment industry."
The Fan Fiction Survey by Ogi Ogas ("The Cognitive Neuroscience of Fan Fiction")
Note: these are all InsaneJournal posts about this topic that I am aware of at the moment. Some of these mainly just copy from or redirect to entries on DW or LJ, but I've included them because there is (or still might be) discussion happening in comments. metafandom covers non-IJ links, as does the Linkspam community on DW, which you can follow via linkspam_dw_rss (created today).
1. Link posts / signal boosting, mostly short, but some with quotes and/or a bit of commentary:
alchemia: That fandom survery going around... DONT TAKE IT
yohjideranged: Fanfiction Survey = Failboat
shadowvalkyrie: Important Fannish PSA
oconel: About the fandom survey
keieeeye: lol guys
the_shoshanna: signal boost: do not take the "neurobiological" fan fiction survey.
aerynvala: Signal Boost: Why NOT to take the "Neurobiological" Fandom Survey
2. More in-depth posts, dealing with specific survey questions, background information, underlying theory and assumptions made, that sort of thing:
slashpine: Some scientists sure have nerve, or, How Not To Study Fandom
and a follow-up, How many kinds of fail in this question? Or, Are You Smarter Than A Neuroscientist?
zellieh: Another "survey" of fans by outsiders who FAIL rather spectacularly.