Updated: Oct 7, 2020
As avid, daily mobile phone users, we don’t often spend a lot of time thinking about how our texts, emails or Snapchats move from one phone to another. We pick up our device, we hit send on one of the hundreds of apps we have downloaded and almost instantly, it arrives on our friend’s device.
In the beginning of cell phone technology, we could only make phone calls. Then, text messages were introduced (up to 140 characters) and shortly thereafter, the ability to send pictures was all-the rave. Now we are able to send, upload, download or watch videos, including our favorite sitcom episodes, and even live stream webinars, movies and events. We can experience our friends’ vacations with them, regardless of our geographic location through their social media via selfies, videos and filtered photos. We can gather all of the latest news stories, and even download a 1GB PowerPoint for a 3 hour presentation.