My name is Christopher WXXXXXXX and I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California (USC) researching the personal experiences people write on the web about their everyday lives, and your blog came to my attention ( http://frankiefurterprice.
I’m interested in how the thoughts and experiences written by people like you on weblogs and other social media can be used to make conclusions about society as a whole. I am contacting you because I am trying to collect reliable data about bloggers’ opinions, experiences, and characteristics in order to refine and evaluate my analyses.
If you are at least 18 years old and interested in helping me, please take the brief survey linked in this email. It should only take about 15 minutes of your time. Your responses will be kept confidential.
In the course of this study, we will also be analyzing the public posts on your weblog using natural language processing technology. The goal of this analysis is to correlate your responses to this survey with what you write about your life on your weblog.
If you want more information before you decide to participate, you can email me at cXXXXXX@ict.usc.edu or call me at (310) XXX-XXXX. Additionally, you should feel free to contact my PhD advisor Dr. XXXXXXX GXXXXX by email at goXXXXXXXX
Survey: https://uscviterXXXXXXX etc etc. etc.
12XXX XXXXX XXXXX
Los Angeles, CA 90094
I have X'ed out all the contact info... butt wanted you to see that this WAS Real...
SO...... WE (Ernie the Attorney and I ..Judge F. Furter) talked it over and we decided that it would be COOL DROOL to do this... IF it was FUR REAL... so we had our MOM call the guy... (to Pawtect OUR identies) and guess what?
He said he was very much interested in hearing from US... so WE took the survey and it was really NEAT...
Now WE are pawt of somebuddy's PhD thesis. Or we WILL be when it is all finished..
You do know what PhD means don't you??? Piled Higher and Deeper...
BUTT, Seriously... just think of it... there are folks out .... THERE... who Study Our BLOGS.
actually called a WEBlog... if you are interested..
And these folks want to know HOW we use our Blogs...
It was interesting that they wanted to know stuffs about how we PAWTECT our blogs... We said NO ANONYMOUS Comments are allowed on our blog...
And they wanted to know if we had ever told anything we Regretted..
Or if we ever told any UNTRUTHS.. DUH... this is a DOG BLOG... hehhehehe
We would suppose that sometimes PEEPS think we BEND the Truth... butt WE would Never FIB..
Now while Mom was TALKING to the guy... she TRIED
He told Mom that in the last couple of years... for his previous research... he had run into a COUPLE of PET Blogs... and mom said, "Only a Couple??" Then she told him about how many Followers WE have and that OTHERS have and he was really Surprised... Then he said that he would be GLAD to have us do the Survey... and....
AND.... he is interested in looking into... PET BLOGS...
We don't know about YOU, butt WE think it would be a much more INTERESTING topic fur Research.
Well, that's it... We certainly were WORDY on WEDNESDAY... Weren't we?