I’m an anthropology-student writing my bachelor’s thesis after returning from Amsterdam where I conducted Fieldwork regarding the discourse of the ethical phonemarket in the Netherlands, with particular focus on Fairphone. I had trouble finding Fairphone users in ‘real life’, so I thought I would try here. Any and all answers to these questions would be of assistance!:
What was/is your reasonings for purchasing a Fairphone?
What is of most importance to you when purchasing a phone?
Transparency is a key element for Fairphone - how would you rate the importance for transparency for you personally, when buying goods? (not just when buying smartphones)
In what ways would you say this online (sometimes offline) community adds value to your Fairphone?
What is your home country? Age?
Thanks in advance!
A future Fairphone user!
PS: I hope it is ok for me to (potentially) use your username in my thesis - so not your full ‘private’ name, only username. It will only be read by my supervisor and my censor.
Wishing you all the best for your study and your studies.
Just keep in mind, that this forum will generate answers most likely by very active and engaged Fairphone users. I guess, it can be said, that some have taken this project to their heart, which is the reason, that this forum is such a great community, so open and helpful towards everyone.
But it’s not a representation of all the Fairphone owners out there.
You can’t send a PM right after joining, you have to browse the forum for 10-15 minutes, and you get a promotion to level 1 or 2 or whatever it is - and then you can send PMs. @anthroo can send you a PM right away, however, and then you can reply.
This is fascinating.
If you want to answer the thread author questions do not read this before, but: @anthroo, there was some people in How big are the FP3 niches? who were asking questions about the niche aspect of the Fairphone. Maybe they’ll be glad to discuss with you?
I do not own a Fairphone (yet) but I am very curious about your thesis. I will be very glad to have the opportunity to read it when finished! (If it is translated to english someday)
Until then, courage for your thesis!