Going Mobile is not just “going” it is living…. It was during the election that I began to notice a strange cramp in my fingers. I had spent the majority of the day texting, tweeting and emailing from my smartphone, using my thumbs (the appendages that distinguish man from beast mind you) to dictate my world. When it was time to do real work on my computer, the keypad looked daunting, as if I were trying to translate hieroglyphics from ancient times. I stretched out each finger, straining with each tap to reach the appropriate key. This misfortune had me wondering, will I ever fully recover? Will my ten fingers ever be as lucid as they were several years ago, before going mobile was such a trend? Going mobile is not just a trend; it is a lifestyle change, a metamorphosis of mind, body and emoticons. According to a recent poll, 17% of all adult cell owners who are “cell-mostly internet users,” which means that they only use their mobile devices to navigate the web, are relying on their phones for all their Internet connections. This number might shock some and mystify others, but get this: Nearly half of all 18-29 year olds (45%) who use the internet on their smart phones do most of their online browsing on their phones. So what will it take to migrate these users back to the computer screen? The 17% who are strictly mobile claim the reason they do so is out of convenience, or the 4 G’s: Google, games, geography and gesturing or the ability to access the web with a 4g network. But the reality is with technology advancing at such a rapid pac It has become [...]
From Chicago Business, powered by Crain’s By: Steve Hendershot March 19, 2012 Internet entrepreneurship is all about dreaming big and aspiring to launch the next Google, Facebook or Groupon. So it’s no surprise when tech entrepreneurs also include an ambitious social or philanthropic component in their businesses.