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Com 1000 - Intro Communica Stu
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Description For this project you will prepare a 2 minute flash talk related to one of the major issues list below about the Internet and its effects on people and society A flash talk is a brief speech or presentation intended to grab the attention of the audience and convey key information in a quick insightful and clear manner Purpose The purpose of this flash talk is for you to demonstrate your knowledge thus far of the Internet and how it works and to connect that to a relevant topic that has an impact on people and society that you care about Who is your audience Not everyone knows as much about the Internet and how it works as you do now Your speech should be directed at a person or people you care about and who you want to inform about this issue You should provide them with enough technical detail that they can understand why and how it affects them and the benefits and drawbacks of responses to the issue The Issues There are several issues facing society right now for which it really helps to understand how the Internet functions in order to have an informed opinion Pick one of the three issues below to research and prepare your flash talk on Issue Things to look for 1 Net Neutrality Net Neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally Packets TCP by Internet Service Providers However there are legitimate reasons to treat IP Address certain kinds of traffic differently Protocols https en wikipedia org wiki Net neutrality 2 Internet Censorship Censorship is the control of what can be accessed published or viewed on the Internet It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations or individuals Most people believe in having some amount of both freedom of speech and censorship at the same time https en wikipedia org wiki Internet censorship 3 Advanced option Protocol Vulnerabilities and or Hacks The most common Internet protocols have certain vulnerabilities that attackers can take advantage of For this option you should pick one of the common protocols HTTP DNS TCP IP or TCP IP and do a web search for that protocol vulnerability or hack For example you might search for TCP vulnerability This is an advanced option because some of the articles you find might be fairly technical Your task will be to research one of these and be able to TCP IP DNS URL HTTP HTTP DNS TCP IP Vulnerability or Hack explain it in your flash talk in terms your classmates will understand Part 1 Pick and Research your Issue Your selected issue Pick one of the issues listed above that interests you the most or that you d like to know more about Reference 1 Start by looking at the wikipedia article and scan the article for content related to Internet topics covered in class The focus of your speech Find an item or element of the article that interests you on which to base your 2 minute flash talk Reference 2 and beyond Read further about the issue Find at least one other article outside of Wikipedia that relates to the issue Record your research in the organizer provided here My Selected issue Internet Censorship Focus of my flash talk Countries that over censor the internet The position I will take in my talk Countries that block almost everything on the internet like North Korea Vietnam China and Cuba need to allow people more free access What is the reference What did I learn from this reference What are the positive and negative impacts on society economy or culture What do I want people to know about this Reference 1 wikipedia Websites http greengarageblog org 11 chief pros andcons of internet censorship https en wikipedia org wiki Internet censorship What are the connections can I make to what I ve learned about the Internet so far What details have I learned that support the position I have taken on this issue Reference 2 Reference 3 Part 2 Write the Flash Talk You will need to submit a written copy of what will be said in your flash talk Your 2 minute flash talk must 1 Explain the topic or issue including technical details of the Internet and how it works in the context of the issue you ve chosen to investigate 2 Explain the societal impacts both positive and negative related to the issue 3 Give an informed opinion position or call to action on the issue That s a lot to pack into 2 minutes So your script for the talk needs to be tight and you need to choose your words well NOTE 2 minutes of speech is about 300 words of text Use your research organizer to help you focus on what s most important You should probably also practice reading it out loud Part 3 Presentation and Evaluation Your flash talk should be tight coherent and convey a point of view It should also clearly demonstrate your knowledge of the Internet and how it works Below are the primary criteria on which your talk will be evaluated The flash talk Clearly explains the broad issue clearly and what must be considered Clearly focuses on one important aspect of the broader issue Appropriately connects knowledge of the Internet to the area of focus Adequately presents beneficial positive impacts as well as the harmful negative impacts 1 does not 2 almos t 3 does a good job States a position on the issue and makes a convincing argument supported by facts details Research organizer chart is complete thorough and lists at least 3 resources Only 1 can be wikipedia


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