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[School Project] Please answer a few questions

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Narrator, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Narrator

    Narrator Power Member

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    Hello Everyone,
    Last year I did a research project on Internet Marketing Communities. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ct-answer-few-questions-ill-give-you-1-a.html

    Right now I am working on a project that focuses on people's level of involvement in online communities. One of my main focuses is BHW because it is a massive international community.

    I have a few quick questions, that would be awesome if some people could answer:

    1. How many hours a day do you spend on BHW? Do you consider it to be work or recreation?

    2. How did you end up finding BHW?

    3. Have you ever met up with someone from BHW?

    4. Do you consider any of your acquaintances from BHW to be genuine friends?

    5. If English is not your first language, would you say that your involvement with BHW helped you to improve your English?

    I know the questions may seem kind of random, but the argument for the paper is whether online special interest groups (forums, etc.) can be considered to be actual communities or if they are just collaborative networks. Some factors that weigh in this are, level of involvement, friendships, and acculturation. I collected most of information through observation but these are a few more abstract concepts.

    Feel free to answer here or PM me your response.

    Thanks for the help,
    Cheers!
     
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  2. TheMoneyWizard

    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    1. 7 Hours, mostly consider as work ;)

    2. I was researching Google for a guide on how to rank long tail keywords and BHW came up with quite a few useful threads.

    3. Not yet ;)

    4. Yeah, I help some of my friends on here as much as I would help my real friends.

    5. N/A - English Speaker.
     
  3. geomuss

    geomuss Regular Member

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    1. Roughly an hour a day in between jobs, maybe longer if I am looking at interesting threads etc
    2. Looking to learn about SEO and backlinks
    3. No
    4. Not really been that heavily involved with anyone individual or group, so my answer would be no.
    5. English is my first language
     
  4. ultra.marine

    ultra.marine Registered Member

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    1. ~1hour
    2. Was searching something on google when it pop up
    3. No
    4. No
    5. English is not my first language and No
     
  5. Narrator

    Narrator Power Member

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    Thanks for the responses!

    Cheers!
     
  6. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    1. ~1 hour (recreation)
    2. Google
    3. No.
    4. Yes
    5. I am not a native speaker. But being involved in a business environment definitely helped improve aspects of my english.