It all started with the Blackberry. A cool phone that let you browse the internet, type on a full keyboard, and get push emails. Phones have since developed into much more than just browsing the internet at slow speeds.
Today the iPhone 4 will be announced at WWDC 2010 and we will begin to see the new future of phones, which in turn is the future of social media.
Thousands of apps are being downloaded every single day for the Android, iPhone, and Blackberry devices. Most of the top applications downloaded on the app store are used for staying in contact through social media.
Some social media companies in fact, are relying on their users to have smart phones to use their service. FourSquare for example, requires that you use your GPS enabled device to “check in” to locations in order to earn rewards and interact with other FourSquare users. It is possible to use your computer and wifi, but this is simply an alternative to the true smart phone purpose.
Statistics show that only 20 percent of cell phone users have smart phones, but I guess that will be up to 50 percent before that blessed year of 2012.
Wait and see, but social media is getting mobile and if you want to be at the forefront and truly stay connected, you should look into a data plan near you.