The Computer has evolved from the Mainframe Computing created in 1960s to Desktop Computing in 1990s and finally it is now evolving to Mobile Internet Computing. This was made possible because of the significant increase of computing power and also the miniaturization of some of the electronic components. The next decade will see the rise of mobile computing where smartphones and tablets are becoming much affordable.
We will witness more hardware and software being developed to further assists people in terms of connectivity and mobility. Social Media will benefit from this as flux of information will be channelled through this medium. One example of a Social Media platform who has taken advantage of this is the Foursquare app. Created in 2009, the app serves as a Location-based Social Networking platform for mobile device users. Users can check-in their current location or places of hangout and in the same time give reviews of the place or product. Users can also use this app to connect with friends nearby. As technology for Internet mobility becomes much more sophisticated, it is expected that a number of Location-based Social Media platform will also be developed.
Some of the famous location-based services are the Foursquare apps, Loopt and Google Latitude gives you real-time location to friends that decided to share their location with families and close friends. In the same time, this apps also share the information on the location their friends or families are such as the restaurants they are dining or the place they are hanging out. There are also hardware tools that are created such as Phone Halo Protect Tracker – Black that will help you to locate your phone based on sensor technology.