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Google Game changer

Adrian Reantaso Junior Division Individual Website I came up with the topic through my teacher. At the beginning, I wanted to do a project on something related to the Internet. I first came up with the t opic of Facebook, but my teacher told me it was still too recent. I understood w hat she meant, so I went on to the video-sharing site Youtube. My teacher sugges ted to me Google, a great subject I thought in my head. It was already immensely popular, and Youtube was related to Google due to it being bought by them. I th ought it was a good idea. It played a big role in our life since it feeds us so much information, and it gives us other services like Google Earth and Streetvie w. I first conducted my research by gaining some basic background knowledge on Google. I learned about the history of Google, how it was created, the advan cements they made, the workings of their products, and what they were doing now. I then moved on to my three maps where Google impacted the most: technological, political, and social impacts. For technology, I researched their products; the advances they helped create with their technology, and the potential impact the y had on other technology. For political, I researched how their products were v iewed under the law, and how laws and policies would change in order to accommod ate Googles ever-changing technology. For social, I focused on Googles impact on e veryday life; how it affects our minds, bodies, the way we act, and how it affec ts our relationships with people. I chose to decide to do a website since I had no access to any film-maki ng software for a documentary, and with my past experiences with boards, an exhi bit wouldnt satisfy me. With a website, I would have more creative control since its own a computer. I created my website with an emphasis on minimalism, like how it is just the Google logo, the search box, and a white background. I wanted my website to be very informational though, since Google provides a great deal of access to information. Google relates to the National History Day theme of revolution, reform, and reaction. It relates to revolution; how it greatly changed the way we access information, the amount of information we receive, and the convenience of findi ng good, relevant information. Google has also branched out and helped revolutio nize image searching, the way we view the Earth to our streets, and as impacted almost every part of our average day. It relates to reform, how laws were change d to accommodate Googles new technology, like privacy policies to limit their rea ch. It relates to reaction, how Google was met with both positive reactions, for its great convenience and versatility, and negative reactions, how it lacks acc

uracy and discouraged deep thinking and effort in research.

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