Adam Ostrow is a new media entrepreneur and commentator of the twenty first century. One of the main titles that Ostrow holds is being the editor in chief of Mashable.com, one of the most-read independent news sites in the world, covering the latest technologies, trends and individuals that are driving the current evolution of the web. Since joining Mashable in 2007, Ostrow has contributed more than 2,500 articles. Under his direction, Mashable has grown more than tenfold to 13 million visitors per month with more than 3.6 million followers across social media sites. Notably, Ostrow has been quoted in popular media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today and The Times of London, among many others. In addition to his internet popularity, he is a frequent guest on CNN, Bloomberg and NPR. Ostrow is also a highly sought after speaker and has made presentations at TED Global, CES, SXSW Interactive and Harvard Business School. Adam is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he received his degree in journalism and was awarded Most Outstanding Senior in the school’s prestigious Hinman CEOs program.
In today’s society, the media is constantly promoting social networking websites and the glory of having such technology. If you are watching entertainment news, or national news, the media references social networking to enhance their stories creditability. Whether someone wrote on their blog, tweeted, or posted a status update on Facebook, the media grabs ahold of the information and uses it as a source. In a world driven by the latest technology, it becomes only natural for people to question what will happen to their blog or webpage when they pass away. For the occasion of the speech, Ostrow illustrates the human wonders of what could happen next with technology and leaves the audience questioning whether they could still live on through their webpages.
At the time of this speech in August of 2011, Apple’s latest creation, the iCloud was going to be released sometime in the fall. The iCloud is a program designed for storing all content on an Apple product and is securely stored in a database that can be retrieved at any time. From you contacts, photos, music and documents, the iCloud stores the information without the touch of a button. Given the new uproar in technology, the question that Ostrow present’s in his speech creates a close tie to what the iCloud can do. If the iCloud can store a life’s amount of information, surely technologist could find a way to use the same concept only to store ones thoughts and feelings from social networking sites.
Throughout all levels of education, in English class most people learn about ethos, pathos and logos. Many students frequently argue that you would never need to know such things to be successful; however, in the “real world” you must use ethos, pathos and logos to communicate properly. Ethos, in particular becomes extremely important when...