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08 May 2008 @ 02:46 pm
Why you might love me :)  
Let's see if I can put my best foot forward for this position.

*ahem*

I'm running for this position even though I usually never have the guts to volunteer for this kind of stuff. For whatever stupid reason, I never quite take the plunge. This time around though I am making the effort, because I think it's something I would be damn good at, and it's really worth it.

So, why me?

Some historical perspective - I've been using the Internet for the last 11 years. During that time I've participated in so many communities, in so many different arenas. I've been on ICQ and IRC, Bmezine and LiveJournal, I was part of the teen personal website craze of the late '90s, I've got my own domain, I came of age in Geocities chat, I'm a Twit, I'm on Facebook and MySpace and Gmail (of course), LinkedIn and Flickr, hell, I'm all over the place. I'm addicted to the Internet and all that it has to offer, even though I know it's not perfect. I know my stuff, I know our history, and I've seen what can happen to communities over time. LJ's in a state of flux, and it'd be good to get someone like me on board to give some perspective on the issues facing us, as a community, as users, as producers.

But wait, there's more!

I'm so hooked on these online communities and everything the Internet has to offer, I surround myself with it however I can. I'm working in web design and consulting as a Business Analyst, and I'm doing a PhD in online identity and Web 2.0. My job means I have a clue about what companies are looking for from the Internet, and I also know how to communicate with them in a way they understand. If we users are going to have a voice in this whole LJ thing, we need to understand the corporate issues at hand so that we can intelligently and persuasively put our case. My study means that I have evidence to back us up - I am researching how people have constructed identity online, and how important it is to have spaces for us to have our say. This will also help us in supporting our arguments for having rights as users.

So, to sum up.

I've been rickrolled and can speak fluent lolcat, I wear Thinkgeek tshirts, play WoW (sporadically - it's dangerous when trying to study as well!), hell, you name it, and if it's related to the Internet in some way, I've probably done it. So if you want someone who's been around long enough to know more than just how many friends she has on MySpace, and someone who is both an avid LJ user (been here since 2003 I think) and a professional Internet addict, who can represent us not just with zomgs and lols but with a dab of intelligence and professionalism, hey, please, support my nomination.
 
 
 
merimali on May 8th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination
deadlyforensics' blogdeadlyforensics on May 9th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
I also support this nomination.
Lindylindym on May 9th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I think little_nay would do brilliantly in this position. I wholeheartedly support this nomination.
moniemoniemonstar on May 9th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I definitely support this nomination!
Dispaterrichgoth on May 9th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
I support this nomination
Monmonsqueek on May 9th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
I support this nomination. It would be god to have your voice on board.
Shiraz: shirazwineljshiraz_wine on May 9th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Natalya_Dostovanatalya_dostova on May 9th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
I think you'd be fantastic in this role. I support you 100%
ms_ariel on May 9th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
I think you would make an excellent advisory board member so a vote from me!
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on May 9th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
I support this nomination
laza_burnzlaza_burnz on May 9th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
I support this nomination completely utterly and extravagantly
One damn minute, Admiral.trempnvt on May 9th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Prisstinamuseumfreak on May 9th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
elspeth: Daffadillbeing_elspeth on May 9th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
14 lines of iambic pentameter: willowsonneta on May 9th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Hammond: Tigeyhammond on May 9th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination. Plus, she's from Australia; instant win!
Becbeing_bec on May 10th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
I enthusiastically support this nomination.
Anneliesestarrsong on May 11th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
*votes*
I'd like to support your nomination!
Bring on the responsibility, you sound almost overqualified :P
Natdevs_alil_angel on May 11th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
i support this nomination
the waitress at milliwaysfenchurchly on May 11th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
I support this nomination!

/old schooler
morniendilmorniendil on May 11th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
[morniendil stamp of approval]
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Zanthiaqueenofphantoms on May 12th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
I support this NOMination~!
gnlgazwgnlgazw on May 12th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination, the Willow and Oz pic has nothing whatsoever to do with my support, no really.
Cesycesy on May 13th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Vvalkyrivvalkyri on May 14th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
I support this nomination
Sasquatch: tuppencewebqatch on May 14th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Brandoch Dahaticktockman on May 15th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.

*daha*
l_bethany_ll_bethany_l on May 15th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.