Group 5 Commentary

Vance, Lorelle and Lindsey please provide your commentary on any ideas raised, or neglected, in the question, response and discussion process during the preceding week. And if so inclined you may revisit and comment on previous questions, responses, discussions and commentaries.

Lorelle's Thoughts

Overall, I think our presentation went very well. We covered a lot of ground, and while we did go off on tangents at some points, we sparked interesting conversation among our classmates. I also believe that the topics we discussed also hit home with many people, and so they were eager to respond when questions were asked.

I took a real liking to our topics, especially once discussion began. Privacy is a big issue in terms of anything on the Internet, so we had a lot to talk about in that respect. Our discussion about "Where do you draw the line?" when it comes to privacy was particularly interesting to me. The readings, questions, and feedback all gave us greater insight into how our personal information could be easily compromised. Talking about Google's attention to privacy then led into its managerial and business tactics, which the class had opinions on as well. Simplicity was the consensus among our classmates; Google is successful because it's the best at what it does.

The class provided more than enough feedback and kept a good flow going throughout the discussion. I enjoyed listening to what others had to say, and I believe our group provided both ample starting off points and feedback for the topics covered.

Lindsey's Commentary

I think the presentation felt like a conversation, which was good. It was difficult to begin the discussion because there were not a ton of responses to the wiki, so we couldn't see which topics interested the class the most. However, once we got started, the most popular interests were evident, and we got to focus the discussion a bit.

Of course, we kept straying from Google itself as a topic, but we talked a lot about privacy issues, which is Auletta's big Google concern. The class responded to our questions and discussion with differing opinions, and I think we all opened each others minds to issues we may have not considered.

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