Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Internet & the World

Here we are 4 weeks into our online course and I am still fascinated by the fact that we are all working together remotely stationed at different terminals from all parts of the world.

We have had the opportunity to weigh in on one another's  thoughts through the participation of reading each others blogs post on to the web, transmitted through the internet and posted in near real time.

 I have read quite a few works written throughout history and feel certain that no other author has felt the level of power of being able to reach out to the masses, friends, family and others, with the effectiveness of the multimedia platform, as do many of the citizen journalist, authors, and cathartic bloggers that are connected to the world today by way of the internet.

I look forward  to the potential that lay ahead with the evolution and most productive use of the web.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Facility of recreation via the web

 I feel that it would have been very difficult if not impossible for me to have attained concert tickets to one of my favorite bands earlier this year had it not been for smart businesses who have been able to adapt to an online format and have continued to stay atop of the latest consumer research.

The ability of these businesses to seek out qualified programmers who're able to articulate customer needs into intuitive designs for online applications has been nothing short of time saving beauty.
I commend the companies who have been able to evolve with the availble technology, my life and my endeavors have all been made a bit simpler because of this, a format my family and I can certainly appreciate.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Internet & The World

I have been a huge fan of the internet since it's arrival on the scene. Even having to have put up with the numbing snails pace of dial up, I saw the internet as a way of connecting to the rest of the world, far faster than anything else I'd experienced before.

I remember sitting in front of my huge-really huge-monitor, typing away in the nascent chat rooms of AOL and thinking, wow, I am communicating with someone from Singapore, who happened to be up really late I guess, and someone from a European country I can't recall and saying "will you look at this, it just cannot get any better." Today we are teleconferencing across the globe, corporate news reporters and citizen reporters alike are chiming in via Skype and other applications, sharing with the rest of us both the tyrannical abuses of a countries government, and the mobilization of citizens taking a stand.

In short, I am hopeful of the powers that lay within the network of the internet and the spread of cellular communications technology would be the next big equalizer in the system of checks and balances between the people and our governments.