I (like most people in their early 20s) spent quite a lot of my childhood and teenage years on the internet - while I myself do not subscribe to the Furry fandom, I have been interested in them since happening across fanart, fanfiction, documentaries and articles (of which there are few), and forums, both Furry and non-Furry.
I am very interested in the interaction of people and technology, and so furries are of particular interest to me as a researcher. The use of the internet to support a shared interest and activity is very interesting to me, and I also am curious about the more sexual side to the fandom.
My study will attempt to determine two things - 1) Who are the furries? (assessed by simple demographics) and 2) What is the place of the Furry fandom in the context of the existing literature on internet behaviours?