I’m a PhD student studying information science at the University of Washington. I mainly write this blog to procrastinate from doing research.

Generally, I write about these topics:

  • Psychology / Social psychology / Sociology
  • Social computing, Design, HCI (Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Internet research and Communication
  • Email / Spam
  • Data mining and Information science
  • Economics / Consumer research / Marketing
  • Art and technology

Feel free to write some general comments/suggestions below, or email me about anything!

28 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dewcaster  |  October 4, 2006 at 4:53 am

    Love your sight…I’ve meandered a bit from my path to grad school for the moment, so your site is a nice reminder to peak into :)

  • 2. Pooran  |  October 6, 2006 at 9:10 am

    Cool analysis.. add me on orkut :) need to talk

  • 3. Ryan Nagy  |  October 6, 2006 at 11:05 am

    Hi – you sent me an email but I lost it. Thanks for putting the “about tag” up here. It’s good to know something about the person who writes this blog.

    If wasn’t for procrastination on my dissertation, I would not have set-up 3 blogs, 2 websites and an internet consulting business. I love procrastination! Good luck.

  • 4. jacob  |  October 6, 2006 at 5:43 pm

    my degree is in mech. engineering, but psychology was my favorite class in school. now i work for a company that makes software.

    love your blog! :-)

  • 5. Leigh  |  November 27, 2006 at 12:31 am

    RE: Writing the Blog to avoid doing research
    ‘There are more of us? You mean the mothership didn’t just drop me off…I must have… a). little more advanced condition since I don’t have a blog yet…or b). perhaps, upon further desent, I will be compelled to have a blog of my own.

    P.S. Great reading…I am a grad- Clemson MLA…

  • 6. herson  |  December 26, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    seems to be i’m in good company. procrastinators unite! hehehe…

  • 7. Paul  |  December 27, 2006 at 3:31 am

    These are great articles! How did you manage to get so much details? :P

  • 8. nosugrefneb  |  December 27, 2006 at 9:59 am

    Go Illini.

  • 9. smrtgrl  |  December 27, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    HI! I just discovered your blog and I love it. I am an art director working for the advertising industry. As you might imagine psicological process and being curious is the abc’s to do advertising. If you ever wanna write something about why people buy things (like useless or super expensive items), relate to brands or how good advertising is based in personal insights send me an email. Greetings from Mexico.


  • 10. jim mccarthy  |  December 28, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    Great site. Good work.

    You may find our podcast show amusing. We have worked with teams in labs for over a decade. I guess you might call us field researchers.


    Jim McCarthy

  • 11. kurtzy  |  February 17, 2007 at 4:19 am

    great blog :)

  • 12. Philipp Lenssen  |  February 23, 2007 at 11:14 am

    How can I email you?

  • 13. tastyresearch  |  February 28, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Philipp: email is on the right bar in the Home page. it’s tastyresearch@gmail.com

  • 14. Siddharth Khimsara  |  July 26, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Great Blog :)
    I am working as an Intern at Google … and i know how it is to be working in here :) its a different world..a parallel universe :)

  • 15. Bri-Lee  |  August 3, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    I am a pastry and savory cook, and when I am in the kitchen I procrastinate, mostly when I can’t visualize my plan of attack to get all my orders/recipes completed in a very timely manner. So I will pick one thing to do, and try to grasp the four other items that have to be started/finish so everything comes out on-time and hot! I say that, in response to your ‘about me’ comment and to add, thank you for giving me great reading material.

  • 16. katie  |  August 16, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Love the site! Especially the articles about pop vs soda and the familiar stranger.

  • 17. charles sutikno  |  October 4, 2007 at 4:11 am

    Software engineering student all the way from australia.
    I really envy the fact that you were given the opportunity to work in Microsoft Google and Yahoo. That’s like my dream internship path ! Anyway, great blog

  • 18. teachertray  |  October 21, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    i stumbled across your blog, while in my technology in the classroom course. i am currently a psychology and elementary ed major.

    I just wanted to say that i love your blog, and I will be a frequent reader.

  • 19. Victor  |  July 25, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Really inspiring articles!
    I read almost everyone of them and enjoyed them all. ;)

  • 20. Moumi Chatterjee  |  August 19, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Can you please mail me your article for Human-Computer-Interaction. I find it quite interesting & want to know more about it.

  • 21. Aldu  |  April 4, 2011 at 3:37 am


    Nice blog.

    I am studyin M(phil) Decision Making knowledge dynamics and values at the University of stellenbosch (South Africa), and there is a lot of interresting stuff in decision theory (and not too complex), especially some counterintuitive work by Gerd Gigerenzer.

    I thought you might be interrested,

    Thank you!

  • 22. Allison Gamble  |  August 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Sorry to leave an unrelated comment, but I couldn’t find any contact info for you. I’m wondering if you’d be interested in a guest post. Please drop me an e-mail. Thanks!

  • 23. A  |  August 30, 2011 at 5:28 am

    You were copied and (automatically) translated in a (probably) spam blog, see http://bildungsforschungthemen.blogspot.com/2011/01/comic-chat.html


  • 24. Anbu Elangovan  |  January 7, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Hi, I am a freelance academic writer on management and law topics. Is there anyway we can collaborate?

  • 25. Erin Singer  |  January 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Hi there! I am a doctoral student doing research about online learning, global communities and so on. This a very interesting site!

  • 26. ayaz sofee  |  September 26, 2012 at 3:29 am

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