Worldwide, an estimated 9.6 trillion text messages were sent in 2012. This number is staggering, and with Valentine's Day upon us, its important to look at how people are using text messaging to interact with each other. Sweethearts flock to this service to send a quick, "I'm thinking about you," (or racier) note to their loved one when phone calls aren't required. There's also a way for businesses to use SMS to win love, leads, and revenue. There are several similarities between building a personal and business relationship, and we'll take a look at how businesses can learn a thing or two from them.
There are over 80 million smartphones in circulation throughout the world. Which means we are truly entering an age of "always on" and "on-the-go." This new mobile explosion is changing the way we receive and interact with content, whether we're paying bills, answering emails, ordering food, checking our favorite sites - news/design - or purchasing our favorite products on Etsy.
Your sitting at your desk, minding your own business, when you hear a deafening, "Ah-choo!" spring forth from somewhere deep in the bowels of the other side of the office. Based on the time of year it is, your mind instantly goes into worst case scenario mode: the flu is upon us. The flu is no laughing matter, with nearly 40 million Americans being hospitalized every year. The best thing you can do for yourself — and your wallet — is to take a preventative measure and get a flu shot. The average cost is $35 per person, and is typically covered by most health insurance plans.