In case you haven’t already noticed, you are living in the age of social media. You are living in an age where everyone is connecting with everyone else. Social media websites are filled with hundreds of millions of people looking to share their opinions and even start businesses. A big part of this social media boom involves the use of cell phones.
Humans have always had a desire to connect with one another. Interacting with different people and sparking friendships are natural human behaviors. Social media have made it much easier to meet millions of people with just a few clicks of a mouse.
There are countless social media sites online. These sites allow users to share videos, pictures, opinions, and details about their lives. Users connect with existing friends and eventually connect with others who share similar interests. Users can start online groups for just about any subject or hobby that exists.
Years ago, people had to be on their laptops or at their desktops to participate in chat rooms and online discussions. However, the popularity of smartphones has changed everything. Cell phones are everywhere these days. As of today, the number of existing cell phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) almost outnumbers the population of the entire world (about seven billion). Of the number of cell phone subscriptions that exist, about a billion of them are smartphones.
Smartphones have allowed people of all ages to connect to the world wide web. With so many people eager to communicate, and with the increase of smartphone use, it’s no surprise that social media has become so popular. Social media has even changed the way businesses operate. More and more businesses have realized the advantages of engaging directly with their customers. This kind of connection has allowed businesses to grow very quickly.
There’s no telling where the popularity of social media will take society. Again, human beings are social by nature. Social media sites allow users to communicate with hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life. Studies have estimated that Internet access and the number of cell-phone subscriptions will only increase in the coming years. That being said, it’s safe to say that social media won’t be going away anytime soon.