Thursday, December 5
Wednesday, December 4
Street Interview About User Awareness of Settings on Social Networking Sites: What Do College Students Think?
A large portion of Our Digital Privacy (Chapter 7) focuses on user awareness of their settings on Social Networking Sites (SNS). One of the things discussed in this section is the differences between perceived settings and actual settings, so I want to see how this matches up with college students. I plan to go around the University of Maryland, College Park campus and tell random students about the statistics then ask them the following questions: ""Are you and/or most of your friends aware of your privacy settings on the internet?" as well as "Why do you think there is such a discrepancy between perceived and actual settings?" I would like to ask these questions because I think they will provide strong feedback on the issue and its relevance in a college setting. From these questions, I hope to find insight toward how the statistics match up on our campus as well as why it is thought that there are differences in what settings are versus what people think they are. In turn, I will be helping raise awareness about privacy settings and how people, especially college students, should be aware of them.
Posted by Morgan Grunberg
Street Interview trying to figure out why, even with a law banning it, student drivers continue to text and drive.
My section of Chapter 6, “Our Digital Youth”, focuses on the safeties and dangers of technology to youth, specifically the use of technology while driving. Because of the rise in accidents due to texting while driving, many states have placed laws banning the act. Unfortunately, many people still continue to text and drive and use other technologies while driving, risking their lives. The question I want to ask is, “Even though you know that texting and driving can cause accidents, why do you think drivers still do it?” I want to ask this question to college students because I know for a fact that some college students on campus text and drive (or used to text and drive). I would like to know their rationale/reason for texting and driving, being fully aware of the consequences. Knowing their reasoning will help me to further examine the situation and write a better and more detailed section on the dangers of technology.
Posted by Sea Kim
The topic from my chapter that my questions are focused on is on how different organizations and manufactures deal with hackers and other breaching problems. The expert that I am interviewing is a cyber security architect and has been working for the government for seven years. The questions that I would asking include the following: "As a Cyber Security Architect, what is the typical procedure for you if a breaching in the governments database?" "What are your opinion on typical protocol that takes place at your job?" "Do you believe the NSA bought the rights to the ECC in order prevent companies from having unbreakable networks for their own purposes?"
Posted by Emmanuel Olaniyi
The topic from my chapter that my question is focused on is how technology has impacted education. The question that I will ask college students is whether technology has impacted education in a positive or negative manner? I want to ask college students this question because they have grown and gone through their education with new developing technology. College students have experienced the rise of technology throughout their education and will be the perfect focus group to interview. The question will also provide insight to my chapter because the information I will get from the interviews will be directly from students who have experienced technology in their education, thus making the information accurate for the iBook.
Posted by Omar Mejia
Chapter 7 is focused primarily on digital privacy and how it is relevant to the online safety of college students. With most college students actively engaging in online environments and putting their information out there, there is concern that they are not aware of the dangers of digital privacy that currently exist. Many are under the impression that their emails, calls, texts, pictures and statuses are as private as we make them. To clarify just how much college students know about the threats that exist to their digital privacy, we are going to ask them "What do you feel is the greatest threat to your online privacy?"This is a great question because it does exactly what the interview question should do, give insight to the publics understanding of an issue.
Posted by epeet18