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

9/12/2014 8:34:16 AM PT   comments [12]

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.


Comments
portslob   posted 9/12/2014 1:42:45 PM
this lost all credibility when i got to the word "Budapest"
john_doe   posted 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   posted 9/12/2014 2:48:57 PM
TLNR : The Academic Article.
anonymous   posted 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   posted 9/12/2014 10:15:15 PM
education flip.
anonymous   posted 9/13/2014 1:02:53 AM
Why did it lose all cred? Because you're an ignorant fck?
anonymous   posted 9/13/2014 3:03:35 AM
Waste of a lot of time doing a doctoral thesis on this topic
anonymous   posted 9/13/2014 8:28:54 AM
he's already on the tenure track so this wasn't his thesis, dumbass
anonymous   posted 9/13/2014 10:02:46 AM
^ has an incredibly small penis
anonymous   posted 9/13/2014 8:04:22 PM
i agree with this dude 100%. an interesting piece read most definitely.
thetowerofrome   posted 9/15/2014 11:54:55 AM
Interesting article. Accurate.
anonymous   posted 9/15/2014 12:37:09 PM
isnt this what that Sargent D guy does for a living?