The Internet, mobile devices, and social media all catch a lot of static when certain types of people say that technology, as opposed to bringing people together, is actually making them drift further apart. Whereas that may be the case statistically or with consideration to certain situations, the opposite can be true as well – technology and mobile technology in particular can bring people together.
Consider the five following illustrations regarding business engagements, family communication, artistic promotions, freeing up time for physical movement, and geographical tags – they all do their part to bring social behavior to a new level.
When it comes to business engagement, mobile devices in particular have a few unique ways of bringing people together. And if businesses want to take a cue from a few successful experiments, they can piggyback on the process of mobile engagement and turn it into social engagement. And all it takes is the press of a few buttons and an organizational scheme in place. This is where the future of business lies!
Family communication can also benefit tremendously with the use of mobile devices. Consider something as simple as everyone in a family sharing a grocery list. Now, everyone can have a say in shopping, which means everyone has a chance to come together virtually in order to be more active doing something that will ultimately end up with everyone sitting at the dinner table knowing that they’ve all contributed. Sometimes it’s those virtual threads that can bring a coordinated energy to social behavior, especially when it comes to families that already have particular patterns.
Artistic promotions are another huge way that technology and social activities can combine. If there’s a social media trend on Facebook or Twitter, for instance, that suggests a lot of like minded people are going to be at the same event, then it’s no surprise when it happens! And by now, people are more savvy with social promotions, so that you don’t end up with the people that have over-promoted and become annoying.
Freeing Up Time For Movement
And because you can remain virtually connected to all of your spaces through mobile tech, that means that you have that much more time to move freely about in the physical world. Whereas before, techno-people were often stuck in front of desktops, now they have free reign, but still stay connected to their networks.
And finally, with GPS so prevalent these days, you can watch social trends in real-time on maps, and move toward the greatest congregation of virtual energy. This can be used effectively at something like a musical festival, or even mapping out where it would fun to be on a night out downtown in a city somewhere.