This is my first bit of commentary on the presentations…I missed the first group because I was visiting Virginia Tech in honor of the shooting that happened last year. I have to say, though, that the presentations from last Thursday were well done.
To start, I’d like to say a little about the Webkinz presentation that I worked on with Meredith. I’m actually really pleased with the way that it turned out. I think that we flowed together pretty well and seemed to generate some interest within the class about Webkinz World. I am a little disappointed that we had technical difficulties with our video…but I am glad that we have gotten it up and running. You can check it out on Youtube here. I do get a little nervous while doing public speaking and feel that I have spoken more clearly and found a better way to articulate things…but that’s in the past and there’s no need dwelling on that. I’m still working on it. Basically, I think that our presentation went pretty well, technical difficulties and all.
I missed almost all of Ben’s presentation because we came in late…I’m not too sure of what to say since I missed all but two minutes of it…I’m sorry!
I thought that Jacqui’s presentation was FANTASTIC! She had very clearly thought a lot about how to present amazon.com. I really liked the forum that she made; I had no idea that amazon was so much of a community. And I loved the milk video…I’m not really sure if I’d ever pay 30 dollars for a gallon of milk, but it was interesting to hear about it (and that some people actually will). Lastly, I really appreciated how she really got the class involved in her presentation. I’m actually considering hitting up amazon more…I’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle (they seem like so much fun!)
Missak’s presentation was interesting as well. I had never heard of half.com and his presentation told me quite a bit about it. I think that it’s crazy that you can set up your own online store. I feel like half.com is kind of like amazon on steroids…it seems to cater to those amazon addicts: they can set up a place for all of the items they are selling…
I thought that Gracie’s video was really cool. First of all, I love South Park and I mean, who doesn’t love playing the Wii. Every time I play that thing, it gets really intense. I feel like it truly does take gaming to a whole new level: it literally puts you into the game. Because of this, things do get escalated.
All in all, I thought that Thursday’s presentations were interesting. Good job everyone!!