Thursday, November 25, 2010

Top NBA Brands Using Wordpress

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web development tools such as Wordpress sometimes are not seen as "real" web development platforms. Wordpress is one of the most flexible and easy to use WYSIWYG tools in existence. Many Fortune 500 companies and top athletes are using Wordpress.

Top NBA and WNBA brands using Wordpress:
So , if Wordpress is good enough for these multi-million dollar athletes, then it is probably good enough for your business.

What do you think?

The Web Academy teaches free Wordpress classes online. Visit the to enroll.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Social Trends for 2011 Workshop in Manhattan

Description: This workshop will discuss with established businesses and arts organizations topics such as: Facebook markup language, Facebook fan page engagement, Twitter for your business and Google web analytics. With a "step by step" explanation of how to create an account and upload videos and pictures by connecting different social media tools, the audience will successfully be immersed and able to start using these tools.

Featuring: Eric Hamilton - Executive Director of the NY Web Academy and author of "Social Media Branding in the Age of Obama."

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 110 William Street, 4th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10038

RSVP: Call 212-618-8862 or e-mail

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Buzz Aldrin Would Not Be Impressed

I am just about tired of my Blackberry. RIM, your 15 minutes of fame are over! I will be purchasing a Droid phone by this weekend. My frustrations with Blackberry are far and wide but here are a few highlights:
1) Constant resets (reminds me of the old Windows CE devices)
2) The lack of an open development platform
3) Slow synchronization time
Speaking of slow synchronization times. Why does it take 5 minutes to synch 4500 contacts? I can't understand why I have more computing power on my Dell laptop and Blackberry than the entire Apollo 11 mission to the moon yet it takes over 5 minutes to synch 4500 contacts. I could write a simple algorithm that compares the date/time stamp of a contact on the laptop vs date/time stamp of a contact on the Blackberry. If the date/time stamps does not match then overwrite the old with the new! Each comparison would take nanoseconds. Thus, the entire process should take 2 seconds at best. It's just that simple Blackberry! Obviously Blackberry and Microsoft need to be schooled on data structures.

The United States landed men on the moon the year I was born and returned them safely to Earth with less computing power than my laptop and Blackberry yet, RIM can't figure out a way to synchronzie 4500 contacts in less time than it takes to fry an egg. Buzz Aldrin would not be impressed. So, what do you think?

Monday, November 8, 2010

FREE Google Android App Inventor Class

Since its introduction in the smart phone marketplace, The Droid has been chipping away market share from Apple's iPhone and RIM's Blackberry. In 2010, Google released an open development platform called Android App Inventor. This user friendly platform allows non-programmers the ability to create Android applications and these applications run on Droid phone. The Web Academy (a non profit technology organization) will be offering FREE Android App Inventor classes to anyone interested in learning. The classes are FREE however, the course materials cost $69.00.

Space is limited, you may enroll at:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A 2 Fan Wonder

So today is election day. I'm still rather new to Bergen County, NJ thus I am still getting familiar with all of the political players. My Congressman in the 9th District is Steven R Rothman a Democrat. I don't know a lot about Congressman Rothman so I decided read about his stance on immigration, the economy, health care... To my surprise, Congressman Rothman does not have a campaign web site! What? It's 2010, not 1910. Are you serious. I conducted every possible keyword combination search on Google, Yahoo! and Bing... In addition, I did a search on Facebook. I could not find a personal Facebook page nor a sponsored Facebook fan page. However, I did find a community fan page with a grand total of 2 fans. See the image to the upper left. This is laughable. These are the people who represent us. These are the people who we put into office to pass laws on everything including TECHNOLOGY.

If he did not know, Barack Obama and his team mastered the use of social media. The social media blue print to get elected was set between 2006-2008.

What do you think? Should politicians at a minimum have a web site? Should politicians engage in FREE social media to get their message out?