Find a partner and get to know him/her
by asking him/her the following questions, which you will report
back to class:
- Where are you from? What did you do last semester? Do
you have any ideas about a major yet?
- (you should write these answers down) How do you use the internet?
For example, do you have a web page? … download files? … upload
files? … send e-mail? … send instant messages? … read
… watch TV or other video over the internet? … use
internet telephony (voice-over-IP) like Vonage? … do research
for a class? … ? … ?
- (more specific question about (b)) Have you ever added anything
at all to the internet? … a comment? … a rating?
… a review of a product?
- Do your friends use the same things on the internet that you do?
- Who controls the things that you use?
- Are the things that you use organized to your liking? Who organizes them?
- What do think of when you hear the phrase "dot-com boom/bust"?