Hi everyone, I'm back! Oh, you didn't notice I was gone… Well, if you did notice my absence I've had some technical difficulties for the last month or so. My computer only uses expensive ethernet cables now, but at least I have internet.
Moving on to today's infographic. It covers the lovely topic of mobile shopping. Just like every other aspect of mobile, mobile shopping will explode soon. With the ability to scan an item's barcode, phones may not only be used to buy things off the internet. You can walk into Best Buy, scan a TV's barcode, find out Fry's has a better price, and go pick up the TV. Technology is amazing.
People are spending more and more time on their phones. What do you do when you get on the elevator? Get out your phone. Riding the bus? Phone. Lull in conversation? Phone. Our I-don't-know-what-to-say awkward moments seem to turn into an, the-person-I'm-talking-to-is-now-talking-to-someone-else awkward moment. I'm guilty of it, but I'm trying to do it less.
As much as I don't like everyone having their eyes glued on a screen, it is the future. Mobile online sales have quadrupled from 2009 to 2010 and it isn't going to slow down anytime soon. I remember the first time I bought off the internet with my phone. I had to order a membership for a website for my fine arts class. I had to get this membership before class next week. I didn't, but luckily I had my smartphone. I fired up my phone in class the day it was due and bought my membership within 5 minutes of the deadline. Ended up making an A in that class and I would like to credit my badass cellular for saving me. [Via]