Graph Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko
“You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone. Another app. At work, you scroll through RSS feeds in a reader and have Skype and IM conversations. More apps. At the end of the day, you come home, make dinner while listening to Pandora, play some games on Xbox Live, and watch a movie on Netflix’s streaming service.
You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone.” Wired.com
Is the above familiar to you? Like it said your not alone. A recent blog post from wired.com does a great job at explaining what is going on today with the Internet as it pertains to how we the consumer are interacting with information. The web as we all know is a massive dump of information that typically we would have to wade through on our own to get what we wanted. Sure sites like Google and Bing help to stream line that process but it isn’t enough. We are creatures that want laser focused, pin pointed, instant gratification. With the apps, smart phones, and social media we now can get specific micro information that we control and do it all while we are going about our daily business.
Think about your daily routine, how many apps to you rely on that help you to interact, engage, and be more efficient that are all contained on a 2 inch by 4 inch device that never leaves your side?
The great news for you is that companies like Windermere are fully aware of this dramatic shift. As we look to the future we will be making sure that our paths that lead a buyer or seller to Real Estate information will live in this space. We completely understand that we need to go where the customer is and not ask the customer to come to us. 2011 is going to be a very exciting year of change for us.