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Progress Report/Research Reflection

As the week comes to a close and I look back at the research I’ve found I’m more sure that my topic will have something to do with video games. Now I’m so sure about whether or not I will do something on a specific game, maybe something about video games in general, or maybe I will do something on gender in video games like I mentioned in a previous post

With all the talk of technological growth going around like in Brooke’s blog post on the man-computer symbiosis, another topic comes to mind where I could do something on where video games have come from to where they are now in terms of growth. While looking at what other classmates are researching Braxtondn’s blog post for the reflective concept made me thing about myself and why I would choose a topic on video games. In short I enjoy playing games and would like to know if maybe there’s another aspect of gaming that I could find and make me enjoy playing them more.

While doing the assignments for the week and reading other people’s posts on the same readings. It was a cool to see how many people took it in so many different directions. Like Maryam’s blog post on the interest inventory assignment and how we all found different things to say about the same starting word. As next week starts I know I need to decide on a more narrow topic as soon as possible to keep up with everyone else.

Blog Post 7: Progress Report/Reflective Writing Creating an interesting inventory

From me

Gender-Video games-How are video games portrayed online, do they favor female characters over males when trying to make an image for their game?

Trends-Memes- Do memes express our feelings more accurately online then our words?

Habits-Family- How has social media changed the way families members interact with one another?

Fears-Helplessness- Can we use social media to empower people to not feel helpless?

Technology-Internet- How has the growth of the Internet led to the growth of social media?

Controversies-politics- How has social media changed the way we do politics in our country?

Controversies- protest- Has social media given people more freedom to protest and shout out their beliefs?

Controversies-Piracy- Has social media led to a raise in piracy?

Technology- Companies- How do companies manage their image when using social media?

Fears- Secrets- With growing social media will we ever be able to keep secrets from people?

From others

Trends- Gaming- How has the gaming industry dealt with the growing games on social media sites?

Gender-Hillary Clinton- Has Mrs.Clinton been able to maintain her image in social media?

Trends-World Cup- How has the world cup impacted Brazil’s social media image?

Places-VCU- How does VCU differentiate itself from other colleges in social media?

Fears-Traveling- Could social media be used to help people get over their fears of traveling by using other people’s good experiences?

Trends -Tattoos- Has social media with the pictures led to a raise in tattoos?

Places – Theme Parks – How do theme parks stand out when using social media?

hobbies-hiking -has social media cut down on incidents like hiking where you can easily get lost?

Interests-music- What kind techniques do people use to promote music on social media?

Interests-football- What kind of impact has social media had on football and its players?