Weight Weenies – observations and participation

Based on Hine (2000) ethnographical study needs to include participation and observation. I assume observation is fine as all postings are accessible online in a forum that people need to sign up to before being able to access all the comments, but there are no real exclusions. However to allow a more fuller understanding of [...]


Why Weight Weenies?

I have stumbled upon the Weight Weenies website for this ethnographic study due to a discussion with friends about forums and who actually uses them. I am not an active member of any forum, firstly because I don’t have time, secondly I don’t want to put my name on the internet anymore than necessary (I [...]


Weight Weenies – micro-ethnography

Weight Weenies. This is a community my partner lurks in. The idea of an online group of people excited about bike and component weight is fascinatingly niche and nerdy to me and provided a good opportunity for study, On first glance there is a whole discussion post on using quotes and the specific protocol one [...]