It’s extremely hard to visualize what life was like just a few years ago, before smartphones became universal. Anthony Robbins said, “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” Interestingly, this statement has taken on amazing dimensions because quite a few of us today live and communicate in the digital age.
The way we live and socially interact is now directed through a myriad of mobile applications that permits us connect and share astonishing amounts of info more rapidly and easily than ever. Social apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc have changed everything.
All of these mobile apps are crafted to meet a precise type of communication need, and users have now become comfortable with using different apps for different reasons. Indeed, mobile apps are changing the way we communicate and how.
No debate on social mobile applications is complete without alluding to the fact that Facebook very recently purchased the phenomenally successful messaging application called WhatsApp for a huge sum.
More and more people are turning to mobile applications that help them connect with their friends on an immediate basis.
Perhaps the biggest reason why social interaction is getting more intense is the fact that it is easy to check what friends are doing via a smart phone rather than a computer. Therefore, mobile apps aimed at enhancing social networking are changing the way people interact with each other.
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Free Messaging Applications
Except for the charges that you pay for your Internet connection, mobile apps such as Line, WhatsApp and WeChat to name just a few are changing the way people use the powerful medium of text messaging. Most of these applications today offer free messaging capabilities.
Therefore, spending money on the conventional SMS is passé. With the additional capabilities of being able to send media content, free messaging applications are indeed here to stay.
Mobile applications such as Viber and Skype also offer the opportunity to conduct more personal interactions via voice over Internet protocol or video calls. They offer cost effectiveness and availability across multiple platforms.
This simply means that you do not have to be stuck to your desktop in order to make a video call! You can access your mobile application on your smart phone and connect to almost anybody, anywhere and at any time.
Mobile apps are also changing the way we communicate because they are capable of giving you the physical location of your friends. Whether it is social apps such as Facebook or apps such as Foursquare, a mobile application makes it possible for you to check in with your friends regardless of where they may be. Sharing experiences specific to a particular venue or location therefore becomes easier.
Thus, communication “skills” of today are enhanced greatly with mobile applications, which allow users to interact with their circles in a very innovative manner and not get limited to traditional communication modes. Mobile apps also go a very long way in helping people communicate with each other even if they are halfway across the world.
Note: This post is a guest post from a member of our DMR Insider Community.
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