It’s nothing new, It’s not coming, it’s here and been here for a while now. Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and so on. Found their way in to our pockets, and has become -some more common than others- an integrated part of the users smartphone operating system.
Their almost instant transition from the desktop to the handheld, has switched priorities around. A simple photo with a name and author, is no longer enough. The services already giant library of hash tags has shown its worth and still grows bigger. Written with the thumbs of thousands of smartphone users.
Every mobile upload comes with GPS coordinates, upload date and the optional description and hash tags. The familiar Status Update is more than just text. More often than not, users tend to allow Location Data and perhaps add People you are with to the update.
I’m not opposed this development, quite the contrary. I just find it amazing that with such common hardware, wide software library‘s and clever use of the radio spectrum. These devices can accomplish so much, with only a set battery milliampere barely limiting the user experience.
Knitting contacts OnTheGo, Spewing infinite radio transmissions. The user seamlessly accomplish, with her handheld device.