Sitting, glued to a computer screen has now become old-school. The modern Smartphone was launched to the market 7 years ago and today many users feel as if they cannot go a day without a smartphone. Mobile media is taking off. According to a new study released by comScore , 7 out of every 8 minutes we spend on the internet are spent on various mobile apps on our phones. Forget the digital revolution, mobile technology is fast becoming the number one way to reach a diverse, global and large audience.
Facebook is facing what seems like a mid-life crisis. Instead of sticking to the share and like button, Facebook continually tries to imitate popular young, new mobile apps like Instagram, Snapchat and now WhatsApp. Unfortunately the “cool mom” persona leaves most kids with bright red faces, and hiding in embarrassment. Facebook Camera and Facebook poke, both attempts to imitate Instagram and Snapchat, have fast become extinct on app stores. Now, Facebook is telling us to either “get cool or get out” by forcing us to download the new Facebook Messenger.
A man drinks a can of soda, answers some basic questions and takes a photograph. It could be that he is just taking a short break from work; however that man just earned himself R15.
Yesterday, WeChat launched M4Jam or Money for Jam. It is a mobile crowdsourcing app breaking bigger tasks into smaller micro-jobs for anyone, anywhere to complete on their phones. Over 100 000 jobs were made available for the public to complete. The total payment for these jobs reaches up to R1.5 million.
Warning: this post is no joke. Poop is not a laughing matter
With Apple’s App store having over one million apps, it is no surprise that there are a few, ahem, eccentric apps that, most of the time are not very useful and would probably raise the eyebrows of anyone browsing your phone.
Picture a man sitting alone at a table in a restaurant. He buys a bottle of wine, an expensive dish, yet nobody arrives. He just sits there the whole time, staring at his phone, occasionally laughing and smiling at the screen and, once in a while, he whispers to his phone, softly and gently. As much as the modern man is dependent on his phone, this might be just a bit extreme.