It's eerie, but the wordle cloud of my blog thus far accurately describes my state of mind with regards to my writing on this project. All of these themes whirling around in this spinning conflagration of chaos, yet gravity is beginning to make some headway in pulling some of these larger concepts into place as my research influences its formation.
Foremost, there's the governing aspect of the Internet of course - which I'd approach from a capitalistic vs. communistic perspective in following with the major theme of Grapes of Wrath. Going along the lines of economic and social ramifications of these governments and their (r)evolving relationship in the Internet, I'm interested in the question of how communication technology shapes society. Then there's the socio-cultural aspects to look into along with the idea of property rights and their influence on sense of online community interactions.
Now that it's all coming together, I think I'll be able to organize some quotes into this congealing idea tomorrow. Stay tuned.