Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Take the MIT Weblog Survey

the MIT logo

Take the MIT Blog Survey, if you operate a blog.

By taking this survey, the Backbone Media corporate blog survey, my email micro-surveys (should you be lucky enough to receive them every few months), you help the blogosphere.

You do love the beloved blogosphere, don't you? You should.

It, or at least major portions of it, loves you.

I love MIT. When I was living in New York City, working on Wall Street, at Scholastic, and at Grey Advertising, my best friend, Bennett Theissen and I bought OCTOBER Magazine all the time.

OCTOBER is a culture analysis publication of MIT, and our favorite issue was "Television" devoted to a seminar by French post-structuralist psycho-therapist philosopher Jacques Lacan.

I don't know what that has to do with the survey, but take it anyway. I did. It's very innovative. You'll learn something, for sure, plus help others understand blogs and bloggers. And you get a nifty sidebar badge for your blog.

Someone please help me. I think I'm a Sidebar Badge Addict.



About the Survey

This is a general social survey of the greater weblog community being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our goal is to help understand the way that weblogs are affecting the way we communicate with each other. Specifically we are interested in issues of demographics, communication behaviors, experience with weblogs and other technology, and the meaning of various types of social links within the blogosphere.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and we are asking anyone with a weblog to participate. The larger the sample of individuals we can get, the better our picture of the community will be.
Survey Sample

In addition to those webloggers that choose to help us voluntarily, we have also randomly selected 5000 weblogs to act as a representative sample of the greater weblog community. If you received an email which said you were selected, you are part of this group, and your responses are ever so important to us. If you received an email in error, we apologize. We realize the amount of spam that exists in the world, and if these emails were an inconvenience in any way, we can't be sorry enough.

Everyone who maintains a weblog is welcome (and encouraged) to take the survey. Results for both sample pools (invited and self-added) will be collected and analyzed. Your responses are extremely important to us, and we thank you greatly for your time!


Now...go take the survey.

Then post your MIT Blog Survey sidebar badge on your blog. If you don't know how to do that, email me. I'll gladly explain.

[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate

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