BlogSeptember 12, 2014 11:34 AM ET

Ph.D. writes academic article on Myspace and deathcore using Lambgoat

So, Tamás Tófalvy, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, wrote an academic article based on Lambgoat comments that deals with the Myspace band phenomenon (e.g. Job For A Cowboy) that took place circa 2005. Here's a portion of its abstract:

In this paper I interpret the transformations that took place in an extreme metal scene due to online fan interactions during the first wave of music–related online social media between 2004 and 2008. I show how the online success of a band on MySpace led to the devaluation of a whole genre, and also to the decreased reputation of MySpace as a medium among fans, coining the term 'MySpace band.' I describe how this judgment was strongly interrelated with the common conviction among fans that the activity of a band on a social platform should not be considered as 'work' as opposed to 'working hard', playing shows and touring 'in real life'.

If you have a respectable attention span, you can read the piece here. Thank you, Dr. Tófalvy, for including Lambgoat in your endeavor.

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portslob 9/12/2014 1:42:45 PM

this lost all credibility when i got to the word "Budapest"


john_doe 9/12/2014 1:50:37 PM

well, this must be a first. LG for academic purposes. isn't that like an automatic F?


ed_money 9/12/2014 2:48:57 PM

TLNR : The Academic Article.


anonymous 9/12/2014 5:39:00 PM

I wish lambgoat readers had the ability to comprehend this, because it's a glorious summation of how they're their own worst enemy. No different than beleiebers or scene girls who love emmure. Oh wait...


anonymous 9/12/2014 10:15:15 PM

education flip.


anonymous 9/13/2014 1:02:53 AM

Why did it lose all cred? Because you're an ignorant fck?


anonymous 9/13/2014 3:03:35 AM

Waste of a lot of time doing a doctoral thesis on this topic


anonymous 9/13/2014 8:28:54 AM

he's already on the tenure track so this wasn't his thesis, dumbass


anonymous 9/13/2014 10:02:46 AM

^ has an incredibly small penis


anonymous 9/13/2014 8:04:22 PM

i agree with this dude 100%. an interesting piece read most definitely.


thetowerofrome 9/15/2014 11:54:55 AM

Interesting article. Accurate.


anonymous 9/15/2014 12:37:09 PM

isnt this what that Sargent D guy does for a living?