Change is the new normal –
Here’s what’s going on…
- More than 80% of smartphone and tablet owners use their devices while watching TV.
- At least 25% of US smartphone and tablet users use their devices while watching TV multiple time per day.
- 51% of those who post on social media while watching TV do so to connect with others who might also be watching the same thing.
- 24% of Facebook users report posting about the movie they’re watching in the theater.
More cool trends for 2013
- Fake names are out. Personal brands are in.
- The age of the end of online bullies is on the horizon.
- The end of privacy. If you don’t want anyone to find out, don’t do it.
- Good investigative reporting will begin to rise again.
- Death of the desktop. Steadily declining since 2006.
Your Phone Will Become Your Wallet
NFC (Near Field Communication – RF Technology)
- NFC will be used mainly for payments. By waving your phone in front of the retailers device, payments can be applied to your credit card.
- iPhone 5 still sits it out as NFC becomes a strong rising standard in smart phones to do things like tapping your phone on a product and getting instructions and information from the embedded NFC chip.
- NFC will create situational awareness where they can be embedded anywhere, in anything.
If you aren’t changing, you’re standing still.
As the Borg know – “Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.”
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