Hello, I'm conducting an anthropology study on virtual ethnography and the subculture of hacking. If you have a couple minutes and would like to participate in this study please answer the questions below. Also, if you have any personal thoughts you would like to add pertaining to how people within the hacking community interact with each other please feel free to include them at the bottom of the survey. (This study is being conducted under California State University of Fresno's Anthropology department.)
1. What is you operating system of choice?
2. What operating system do you use most?
3. How much time a week do you spend online?
4. At anytime have you modified a cell phone for any purpose other than the manufactures intended use?
5. At anytime have you modified a laptop or desktop computer for any purpose other than the manufactures intended use?
6. At anytime have you modified any type of gaming console (e.g. Xbox, PS1-3, PSP, DS, etc) for any purpose other than the manufactures intended use?
7. At anytime have you modified software for any purpose other than the developers intended use?
8. When is the last time you purchased software?
9. When is the last time you installed software new to your computer?
10. How many online relationships extend outside your virtual environment? (e.g. An online friend you meet a Starbucks)
11. What percent of your relationships are made and conducted online as opposed to offline.
12. What usually constitutes respect or praise in someone in the hacking community? What are admirable qualities in someone of this community?
13. What usually constitutes a lack of respect in someone of the hacking community? Which qualities are considered loathsome in this community?
14. What measures do you take, if any, to protect your online anonymity? (e.g. What name do you use for forums and comments, do you use proxies, etc?)