Questions – Week 7

Here they are!

  1. Adam
    1. How can the problems inherent with e-voting be solved?
    2. Hardin argues that making it illegal to rob a bank actually increased societies overall freedom. What other cases of prohibitive legislation have contributed to freedom in society?
    3. How have you have used digital media to influence government?
  2. Adri
    1. Who constitutes the commons in the Internet?
    2. The tragedy of the commons is based in the principle of “scarcity” if there’s is no scarcity on the information that can be created and shared over the Internet, then how does the tragedy of commons apply to the Internet?
  3. Amy
    1. How do you see internet user reacting to ‘too much information’ available on the internet? How are current technologies playing a role in weighting information so that it is not too much? What technology is missing that would better allow information to be presented to users while avoiding the ‘too much information’ problem?
    2. How does the adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ play into the internet, and how do you believe this affects individuals’ habits?
    3. What can be done to turn the passive, TV watching experience into an interactive experience that people currently have on their computer? Explain why you believe technology is already to that point, and explain what technology exists or does not exist to make this possible.
  4. Annie
    1. Provide some eDemocracy recommendations for the government for the upcoming election.
    2. Where do you see the theory of the commons being played out in your life, and is it good or bad?
    3. How can we bring balance in our lives to use information from the Internet in a healthy manner?
  5. Bonnie
    1. What “rights” and “freedoms” should be guaranteed in cyberspace?
    2. How are the intellectual property rights of content providers protected or at risk in today’s Internet?
    3. Whose responsibility is it to police and regulate the Internet?
    4. Where is the content-filter software that allows the user to set “garbage criteria” to help prevent the need to wade through unhelpful and time-consuming material?
  6. Brian
    1. In what ways is the internet a finite frontier?
    2. In what ways is the internet an endless frontier?
    3. What strategies can electronic governments implement to promote the freedom of ideas and expression online, as opposed to strict control?
    4. How might uses and gratifications establish a foundation for online government?
  7. Carie
    1. How do you think political debates on YouTube add value?
    2. Why is eVoting a good or bad idea?
    3. How could the method of voting (eVoting, mail-in ballot, or in-person vote) affect the likelihood of your vote being counted?
  8. Chris C
  9. Chris E
    1. What are some examples of “manly” web activities? “Womanly?”
    2. With all of the security measures currently in place to protect information and identity, why are so many people apprehensive about establishing online voting?
    3. How could demand for web access overtake the available “supply?”
  10. Corey
    1. What example(s) have you experienced where a common was revoked, online or offline, because of abuse by society?
    2. Under what circumstances will the Internet cease to exist as a common place?
    3. What is the one theme both articles reference and why is it so important to our culture?
  11. Garrett
  12. Jody
    1. At what stage do the common facets of the internet move to selfishness, negatively impacting the experiences for others?
  13. John
    1. What is the reason for studying simple questions instead of moving on to more complex matters?
    2. What strategy will be affective in addressing the problem of overpopulation?
    3. How is the bombardment of advertising affecting our quality of life?
  14. Katie
    1. Hardin relates the tragedy of the commons to billboards and advertising. I read conflicting viewpoints of advertising. On one hand it brings in the necessary revenue to make things like “the Internet” free, and fund good production quality of the Super Bowl etc. On the other hand, advertising seems noisy and intrusive. What are your opinions on advertising in our current media landscape?
    2. How can the “tragedy” of the commons contribute to both a loss and a win as our media landscape evolves?
    3. Does the tragedy of the commons have more of an effect on our voting today (before e-voting is widely accepted) or do you think it will have an effect on the future? Please explain.
  15. Keiichi
  16. Kirk
  17. Mark
    1. Who is responsible for our collective security online?
    2. Since the Internet is an international medium, who is ultimately responsible for online justice?
    3. Who ensures equal access to all?
  18. Maury
    1. What is an alternative to the ‘commons’?
    2. What role does education play in helping to solve world wide issues?
    3. Why isn’t there a technological solution to overpopulation?
  19. Michelle
  20. Nate
    1. If you were in charge of World Wide Web, how would you go about deciding what to control or regulate?
    2. How does government regulation help provide more freedom on the Internet?
    3. How would you react to an Internet service that offers information specific to your interests—much like channels on cable—that you would pay extra for?
  21. Sarah F
    1. How do you see the issue of Net Neutrality in relation to the tragedy of the commons?
    2. What are the benefits and drawbacks to electronic voting?
    3. How does the idea of zero population growth relate to the tragedy of the commons?
  22. Sarah L
    1. If the Internet is a commons as described by Hardin and in danger, how will we know if the number of Internet users is growing too large? What administrative laws could be enacted to protection it and how could they be enforced?
    2. How will increasing bandwidth affect the number of user able to use the Internet without diminishing use for others?
    3. How will the digital divide and e-government systems affect the ability of citizens without access to the Internet to participate in their government?
  23. Tharaa
    1. We see how electronic government benefits us in many aspects, but how this entity has been established, how is it evolved?
    2. Some countries around the world don’t regulate online electronic government for different reasons, how could you help them establish one? What are the most crucial steps?
    3. Are the social factor and the cultural differences important in regulating and shaping the basic foundation of electronic government in a giving country? Explain why?
  24. Yen-Ching
  25. Yi-Jen
    1. What is the pros and cons of e-voting? If one day the e-voting replace the original way we vote before, what do you think?
    2. What is the solution of the Internet “pollution” as I mentioned above?
    3. Does the e-voting has limits or not?
  26. Yu-Lan (Sharlan)
    1. How to tell people stop forwarding junk emails without hurting their feelings? ( I guess it’s not a question for our class, but I really wish to know how!)
    2. How to build trust of online democracy?
    3. How the internet’s impact on the upcoming elections?
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  • Garrett  On 13 November 2007 at 4:19 pm

    check again for questions please.

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