I really liked the alternative Disneyland Map – Dot.com Land. I thought it was a really interesting take on the modern internet age, making the viewer reflect on the quality of life the internet is providing for young people. It was a clever twist on the idea of Disneyland too, because Dot.com Land also made the individuals feel that the internet within Dot.com Land made their lives better, so when they left the theme park they would feel disillusioned with life outside of the park and the internet. This is similar to how the theme park goers feel when they leave Disneyland.
The specificity of the target audience was interesting too – just examining the effects the internet age has on young middle class adults. However, I would have opened the target audience to the effect the internet age has on young adults as a whole, not specifically the middle class. I thought the fact Google was the central hub of the theme park was a great idea – very poignant. I also thought that the Wikipedia part allowing the theme park goer to write their own history was also really poignant too. It makes you think of the true reliability of the internet as a whole. Facebook section also was done in a way that highlighted the problems of social media – the falseness of have having a ‘friend’ for the day on your mobile, but then not actually metting them face to face. The questions raised at the end were really interesting to consider. Overall, I thought it was a great concept and an interesting read.