Oh, us Nerdfighters, what a bunch of judgmental pricks! I joke, of course. In response to the latest installment of “Becoming Youtube”, a 12-video series about all things Youtube, the creator, Benjamin Cook, and a number of UK youtubers discussed Nerdfighters as a case study for internet fandom. One point raised was that some nerdfighters are elitist and snobbish in our likes/dislikes. To test this, I posted a confession on the Nerdfighters of New York facebook page, and I could not be happier (although not at all surprised) with the response people had. It is important to remember that a few sour grapes spoil the bunch when it comes to public perception of any community. I am confident that all but the tiniest proportion of nerdfighters are made of solid awesome ingots, and that there is not a safer, more respectful group of people to share your ideas with in all of Internetland! DFTBA!
Nerds for Obama: http://nerdsforobama.org/
The Fault in Our Stars Illustration #1. Please feel free to submit me your illustrations for The Fault in Our Stars (if you can, include a line or two from the book). I really want to make a vid featuring as many as we can get (amazing or, like mine, otherwise)!