It’s amazing how fast new applications spread all over the internet and cellular phones.
I remember when Bbm first started, no one had heard of it, but Whatsapp existed in iPhones only; so people started buying blackberry phones so they could use this application. When we were able to download Whatsapp on all types of phones Bb messaging became a bit useless, so people moved on and followed the trend.
Now Bbm is back for all phones, and most people, even those that already have their friends on Whatsapp are downloading it just to follow the in-crowd. Will it ever stop; I wonder.
Now to game applications, I remember back when Snake was the biggest hit, then came Temple Run and all touch-screen games. When Candy Crush was first made no one was playing it unless they knew a friend that had it, so they developed it to fit on facebook, make sure you need to have your friends play as well to get past levels, and all of a sudden everyone is playing it.
What about instagram? I’m not sure if any other picture enhancement application has been developed but the way it spread was the scariest, suddenly people decided they can take “pro” pictures by simply instagram-ming them and sharing.
I studied Photography for a year in College and have friends that actually work for hours just to get a perfect picture. Is this trend going to erase the actual photography masters? I hope not!
How about this newly found, simple to use by everyone comic strip BitStrip? I tried to ignore it for a few days, but it just took over my facebook homepage; and honestly it is fun, but kind of reminds me of ICQ chat rooms where we used to send: *toutsi pushes lenny*, *mark cuddles toutsi* etc Any of you remember these? They used to exist before emoticons took over our messaging systems. Now BitStrips got them back in a more graphical way.
Unfortunately people started using them as status for Facebook. I think it sometimes gets dumb, and hopefully will eventually die out and stick around simply for events and interesting stuff.
It’s pretty amazing how new toys can become so trendy so fast, simply to be able to say, yeah I got it too, aren’t I cool?