Other than email, social networking and the whole staying-connected advantages that are offered to you by your cell phone of preference, do you call or do you sms more? Smart phones apart, if you still have a phone that doesn’t involve a fruit or a robot in its name, it’s most likely that you sms your fingers off. (Even now & then you might do it as often on a smart phone).
In Mexico alone, every year SMS for a single carrier goes up to 2 million dollars worth of texting. Just about a year ago, I was watching Oprah (the rare occasion I have) and a preteen ransacked her dad for $5,000 dollars on the monthly bill for text messages alone. Now, on a slightly older statistic (check it out here http://www.funsms.net/sms_in_statistics.htm) sms seemed to grow exponentially– like everything else digital for that matter–.
As long as we’re going digital-growth-measuring now, it’s absolutely amazing how Groupon was born in late 2008 and by now, Charlie Rose is one of the richest guys in high tech digital companies. Just watch his interview http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11338. Another garage-like example of less is more. How simple input and know-how ends up in outrageous success.
Has the world hit a new gold rush era? Yes indeed my friends 🙂