With the novel 'COVID-19' coronavirus declared a pandemic, people are urged to stay indoor and keep their distances to help stop the virus' spread.
If companies want to thrive, they need to understand want customers want, create products to answer that demand, observe the competition, and keeping up with the trend.
The same goes for smartphone manufacturers.
Phones were once half numerical pad with the rest lesser part as screen. When communication in form of texting became more common, the traditional numerical pads were replaced by small keyboards. Then after the internet became popular on mobile, streaming media, and powerful cameras have been adopted, larger screens with touch capabilities were supported.
In the world where competition is high, things are more intense at each coming day.
Not only that products are experiencing the burden to please the ever-changing needs of users that are keeping up with the trends, people and companies are also competing against each other for users, viewership and likes/followers.
When browsing for something, things should be transparent where things are straightforward. Like for example, searching for something using a search engine should land users on choices.
What can't see you, can't hurt you. That is true for those cyberbullies out there.
In the age of online surveillance and self-censorship, anonymity has become the essential component of privacy and free-speech. As the consequences of such luxury, people are 'more than happy' to harass others, bully, and spread hatred.
What appears as the weakness of social media networks and messaging apps, the fact is that, it all goes down to the basic of humans.
We aren't afraid of anything or anyone that can't reach or hurt us.
Whether you like it or not, social media networks have successfully planted their roots deep into the everyday lives of the society.
For good reasons, social media allows us to reach people half way across the globe, all in real time. We can share just about anything, for free. But here's the thing: social media can also be a risky place when bad contents are shared.
See that little padlock icon on top of your web browser? That's a signal to tell you that online services are using, and have properly set up HTTPS.
This web protocol encrypts the data you send across the internet when using that online service, as well as protecting all the responses of your interactions. In other words, it's a form of encryption to protect things like passwords, digital signatures, and other sensitive information.
For internet savvy people, they should be familiar with the terms "blogger" and "vlogger". But for those who are just getting started on the web, they should know that these two terms are very similar as they are very different.
Bloggers have been around longer than vloggers. These people write articles for the web around specific niche (called blogs), allowing readers to read those articles over the internet like a newspaper or a magazine.
Vloggers on the other hand, are associated with the more modern medium, in which they create videos for the YouTube culture.
There are businesses that took off like incredibly fast, and there are businesses that run like snails. And there are businesses that were once successful, but later filed for bankruptcy.
It's a race against time. No business shall thrive without a good market, good people and good offerings. But if you think that your business is needing some new light, it may need a reband. This is something you should consider carefully.