Professor Alma Lili S. Burgoa
13 March 2013
Working Knowledge Report
Week 1 formation of research question:
Now that most people can just sign up into a website and meet people off the internet, what are some of the dangers associated with meeting people electronically?
“Many of us have had the experience of going in search of a specific piece of information only to fall down the rabbit hole and find ourselves, an hour later, reading something entirely unrelated to our original search” Elias Aboujaoude, (Virtually you, p 214).This is how, sometimes, some people fall prey of some sort an online dating sites from which encounters can be as dangerous as criminals. In Fact, just as practically in any aspect of life, there are folks out there who will use the internet as their primary means of getting new acquaintances. However, some of these new acquaintances can be potentially dangerous. The internet is considered to be a venue through which people otherwise extraordinary reserved and diverse may communicate with convenience. The idea of meeting people on the internet as correspondents is very fascinating and easy; however, discerning any real information about these new acquaintances is difficult, just not to say close to impossible. Now that most people can just sign up into a website and meet people off the internet, what are some of the dangers associated with meeting people electronically?
Whether people have decided to meet other people through the use of commercial dial-up services, commercial or free chat lines, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels, online dating services, newsgroup , or in any other electronic way, people still should be aware of the possible dangers of interaction when conversations turn into personal directions .
Section 1: my web research
What have I learnt so far? So I learnt that it requires lot of concentration and peace in the mind before a writer or a researcher...