In High school I knew that when I graduated I wanted to work in the broadcast field, I just did not know where or how I would do that. As I got older the internet became more integrated into different sections of the world around me. Like most kids, I started to surf, explore and wander for various, mostly useless, content on the web. I would use google to branch off from various different websites, and continue bouncing through just surfing the web. Eventually I went to Iheart Radio and I discovered Russ Martin the radio personality out of Dallas, and he inspired me to want to join the radio field. From there I searched through and discovered various other radio personalities. The more I searched through these websites the more ecstatic I became about wanting to join this lucrative field. This was my first experience with supernodes. By connecting multiple different websites and reference points to allow for efficient searching of the web, and easy access of data, users are more open to the content that floats among the vastness of the internet. For Radio and the Changing world (RCW) supernodes are very essential to its content.
Iheart radio is a radio application that is internet based but terrestrial radio dominates the content of the website itself. Iheart radio works as a supernode for stations across the nation. The user can search the specific genre and find a station from almost anywhere around the country that plays what the user is looking for. The excellent aspect about Iheart radio is that it attempts to keep the terrestrial waves alive. RCW is always a fan of anyone trying to revive the waves of terrestrial radio. Iheart radio serves as a supernode for RCW because it allows for me to search the waves and listen to various talk show hosts who not only suggest places for me to look for more information, but also reference specific individuals who happen to be experts in the field of terrestrial radio. Iheart radio helped me discover Mark Ramsey the media specialist and ex radio personality out of California, for who I have cited multiple times in the life span of RCW. Another important supernode would be BBC. Like Iheart radio, the site allows for the user to tune in to local British podcasts, but the content remains that of internet radio. BBC radio also caters to an entire community with various blog entries and media specialist who usually report on the latest trends of electronics and new media. Never have I actually taken the time to really listen to many podcasts from BBC, but I have taken time to read up on some of the content that makes its way though is website. Most of the time when I chose to write about electronics or a new applications involving radio, BBC usually has the scoop first, which is why I trust it as a search engine as well. BBC is the supernode that allows me to find published works from different experts that are diverse, and plentiful. It is hard to imagine the internet today without supernodes. They have taken a slow approach to work themselves into the fabric of our entire internet experience. From social media to applications, supernodes are far from being done with on the internet front, and continue to innovate how data in transferred across the World Wide Web.