My research began when I started browsing news websites unsure of what direction I wanted to go in, that was until I found a topic of interest. The addiction society has to smartphones. However as I was reading I found the topic of interest was too open. Therefore I went onto various news websites looking for a piece describing the negatives of smartphone addiction in depth. I narrowed it down to three subtopics; smartphones stunting the development of children, smartphones turning people into zombies, and smartphone apps tracking people’s movements. I decided to go on an article titled “Happn dating app seems like a stalker’s dream” published Sunday February 12th 2015. This is my chosen article as it has a lot of detail, is relevant in society, and it clearly painted a picture in my mind of the direction I can take my image. The article explains the risk of sexual assault and stalking due to a dating app that uses GPS tracking to tell others all about yourself, where you currently are, and how far away you are. My aim is to make viewers become more aware of the dangers smartphones pose as it could potentially endanger their lives. The source I gathered my article from is the New Zealand site Stuff.co.nz which is part of Fairfax Media. It is a multi-award winning news and information website, meaning it is a reliable source.
Stuff. (2015). Happn is the latest addition to the app-based dating scene. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/social-networking/66044757/happn-dating-app-seems-like-a-stalkers-dream