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Recap and Predictions

In Boy Bands 101, we’ve covered a variety of topics under the umbrella of boy bands, fandom, and sexuality, including homosexual boy band fans’ experiences… 344 more words

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"Digital Get Down": Boy Bands and Social Media

Previous Boy Bands 101 posts have mentioned how social media has changed the ways in which boy band fans express and carry out their fandom. However, the topic of boy bands and social media deserves its own in-depth post, for the Internet truly has impacted most aspects of boy band culture, from fan interaction to individual members’ personal branding. 598 more words

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Networking a Fandom

Video game fans are no strangers to exclusive content being released along with the sale of video games. Most exclusive content comes from purchasing the game from certain companies, (whether the gamer chooses to purchase the product from GameStop, Walmart, Amazon, etc.). 320 more words

Putting the "atic" back in "fanatic"; or, why I don't love Shannon Hale

I hope you have real people in your real lives who can hear your thoughts, be your friends, support and comfort you, read your marvelous words, and love you.

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The Success of Crowdsourcing a Fandom

In Frank Kleeman’s “Un(der)paid Innovators,” crowdsourcing can be boiled down to:

Tak place when a profit oriented firm outsources specific tasks essential for the making or sale of its product to the general public […] with the intention of animating individuals to make a contribution to the firm’s production process for free or for significantly less than that contribution is worth to the firm.

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The Craziness of Fans

Fans or fandom is something that is has been changing over the years as it is one of the most important factors surrounding any film, TV show, sports entertainment, celebrities etc. 850 more words