The phrase “open source” probably conjures up the name Linux, an open source operating system for personal computers. Or perhaps Android, the open source phone operating system. You might even think of the Malaysian Public Sector Open Source Software Masterplan that calls for the widespread adoption of open source applications across government departments.
The phrases online media, Web 2.0 and social media get bandied about quite a bit when you talk to people about the evolution of Internet media. Is there any difference among these catchwords? Or do they pretty much mean the same thing?
It had to happen. It was just a matter of time before Amazon.com would come out with its own mobile phone, and it has just done that with the Amazon Fire. Technically an Android phone, the Fire is in some ways unlike any other phone out there.
Even if the name Joss Whedon doesn’t ring a bell, you would be familiar with his work. I’m sure you’ve heard of The Avengers? Well, he’s the director. And he’s currently hard at work on the sequel, The Age of Ultron, which is bound to be a mega-blockbuster when it’s released next year.
There was a time when business owners actually debated whether or not to have a website. Similarly, this question was asked about social media pages. Today, any company worth its salt would have at least a very basic website and a Facebook and/or Twitter page.