Topic Choice

There are 6 topic choices have been given by Mr.Daniel for Internet Cultures L4:

  1. Investigate a major controversy that unfolded online. Discuss its relevance to creative professionals.
  2. Cyberspace is vital for protecting and spreading democracy. Explore this question its effectiveness.
  3. How did mobile devices change the way people use the internet? Consider its consumer impact and relate them to a specific creative industry/profession.
  4. Compare and contrast how two different communities or social groups use a specific social media platform. Which of the two groups has more to gain from it and why?
  5. Malaysians are so uncreative that they cannot even make ‘dank’ memes. Argue for or against the statement.
  6. Identify a figure who is generally known to have played a major role on the internet. Evaluate if his/her contributions are justified or mythologized.

Out of the following essay questions in assignment brief, I prefer more to choose either topic 4 or 6.

  1. Compare and contrast how two different communities or social groups use a specific social media platform. Which of the two groups has more to gain from it and why?

Key ideas in topic 4:

  • two different communities
  • specific social media platform
  • benefits from social media platform 

Topic 4 is different from closed ended question which require more thoughts and more than a simple one word answer. It is more focus on comparing and contrasting that require two elements and interpret how are they similar and dissimilar. I am interested in this topic since I wonder what is the contrast between two different communities in their ways of using social media platform. Communities is a huge group of people who communicate or interact with each other by sharing information, technologies via Internet. Hence, I think about the comparison between designers and normal internet users in their way of using internet. Do internet users under controlled by UX designers? Or web designer? Which particular group will gain more from the specific website? How do they gain from it? And what did they gain from? What do they actually need for? I’ll definitely engaging with this topic and wish to dig deeper to gain more knowledge about it.

  1. Identify a figure who is generally known to have played a major role on the internet. Evaluate if his/her contributions are justified or mythologized.

Key ideas in topic 6:

  • Evaluation/ Analyzation 
  • Major role in Internet
  • Contribution of him/her
  • Justified/ mythologized 

Topic 6 is to choose a well-known influencer who played a major role in Internet and write details/ contribution about him/her. It’s a simple straight-forward question and easy to understand. Few famous people who come to my mind at first are Bill Gates, Tim Barnes Lee, Mark Zuckerberg, Edward Snowden and so forth. Internet evolved complicatedly, I wonder what is the contributions from those professors. What do they did to build a complex internet? How did the internet start? It is interesting to do research on their contribution whether are justified or mythologized.

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