Ah, clams. We all like 'em. We all try to earn 'em. But is that what it's
Vanilla, one of the Times' reporters, recently wrote an in-depth article
on apathy and the "I don't care" attitude of both the general
population and (at times) Whyville citizens. Well, what if
you had a chance to earn clams and help out Whyville in the process? Would
you do it?
What if you had a chance to share some of your views about
Whyville, science, the internet and other topics? Would you be interested?
Here's your chance: announcing the opening of the Whyology Center!
The Whyology Center is dedicated to finding out more about Whyville and
Who are we? We are Whyville's official Whyologists.
We are researchers outside of Whyville as well, working at the
California Institute of Technology. We are interested in cool
internet sites like Whyville and how to improve them.
You will probably see us around Whyville with our
Whyologist hats on. If you see someone claiming to be one of us, but not
wearing one of these official hats, don't answer any of their questions and
file a 911 report on them immediately!
Our first study, the Whyology Survey, is just getting started. The
survey will try to find out what part of Whyville people like best and
what they do when they are not hanging out in Whyville Square.
Why are we doing this?
Because we are curious. Sure, we can just hang out in the Square and chat
with people -- which we do -- but how much can you really ask in a few
minutes? So we made up a survey with all sorts of questions. Some of the
questions are about what you do on Whyville and some are about what you do
at home, or at school. It'll take a little time to finish it, but for
your trouble we will give you 200 clams! Also, we will keep all of your
answers confidential. Even the people who run Whyville won't know who said
Center is in the newly refurbished Why House.|
To find out more about the Survey and the Whyology Center, visit us inside
the Why House. Once you sign up for the survey (by getting your parent's
permission), you'll be able to enter the Center and start earning your
Want another reason to take the survey? Well, Whyville is a totally unique place
on the web for people to have fun and learn some things too, but people
who don't come here and spend time on the site don't understand what is
good about it. The Whyology Center can help get the word out which will
help Whyville in the long run. But, we don't just want to know good stuff --
we want to know all the bad stuff too, so we can help the Whyville staff
make the place better. But mostly we just want to know what is going on
and who are the people on Whyville.
The survey is easy because you know all the answers, so don't wait, get
signed up today and get surveyed!
Resident Whyologists: bruab, pwee & scout