When you think about it, it is funny how sometimes you can take social media and smartphones for granted. Right now, they seem like they have always been here, are always here, and will always be here. However, when you look at it holistically, the social media and smartphones have disrupted how we do things.
Some entrepreneurs have raised business empires via smartphones and social media. Think of the many SMEs and startups promoting and selling their products on social media from smartphones. It has opened up, made cheaper, and brought services closer to the people; all people.
“The internet can deliver the entirety of human knowledge to a young girl in a remote village on a single handheld device,” said US President Obama while addressing the delegates at the UN General Assembly.
When Obama took office in 2009, it was 18 months after the launch of the first iPhone. Social media platforms like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter were just starting out, and although they were popular. The number of active users was a far cry from the numbers we have today. Things like WhatsApp and Instagram were …read more