Major Blog Posts

The white picket fence

Posted by Joshua I. Altman on August 9, 2011 at 12:35 am

The world wide web is an open platform where anybody can create a page using the standard hypertext markup language and users are free to move across locations on the web and visit any other site without restrictions. Openness and equality, which guided the early web, was lost in its later years to walled gardens [...]

Breaking News

Posted by Joshua I. Altman on July 19, 2011 at 3:50 am

Technology changes how news breaks, in the era of two-a-day papers important news from the day would appear first a late edition of a major newspaper. Radio and TV brought images of breaking news events into living rooms where people could watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. In the internet age late edition newspapers [...]

Live-tweeting Facebook’s ‘awesome’ event

Posted by Joshua I. Altman on July 15, 2011 at 3:34 am

It happened almost accidentally, I was waiting to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook announcement on July 6, 2011 which he pitched as “awesome” and I had my Tweetdeck open. As a tech person, who often tweets about technology I decided to announce that 1) I was watching the event and 2) that he had begun.[blackbirdpie url="!/JoshuaIAltman/status/88657182425485313"]

Unsocial media

Posted by Joshua I. Altman on June 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, Buzz, and the dozens of other small and large social media sites all share certain basic elements. All social media sites have users, those users upload some information that is shared with other users with whom they formed “connections.” These users engage with the site on computers and mobile devices; but [...]

Social video

Posted by Joshua I. Altman on June 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Social media goes beyond Facebook and Twitter, a recent Mashable infographic listed a total of twelve social networks including Facebook and Twitter and another infographic adds three more for a total of fifteen social social networks1 2. These fifteen networks all connect people based on interests, hobbies, or other commonalities. Omitted from both lists is [...]