To say that the internet has completely revolutionized the way we communicate with each other would be a serious understatement. People around the world can stay connected in real time through mediums such as Skype and Facebook, and information can be found instantaneously on almost any subject imaginable. No wonder we have so many self proclaimed “experts” out there.
Politics has even found its place online. Many protest groups now choose to use Facebook as a means to organize public demonstrations. The Arab Spring protest may be one of the best examples of the Facebook organized demonstration. Relative to the recent Egyptian Revolution, 230,000 tweets were unleashed onto the masses the day President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from his position. Tweets are so simple to create that it seems as though people are more inclined to share honest opinions on a whim.
Viral media is now the new foreground for digital marketing, and YouTube is driving the craze. Small business owners no longer need to spend a ton of money on advertising. All they need is a creative idea for a funny or interesting video they can post to YouTube and they just have to sit back and watch the views pour in. In this way, a buzz will spread throughout the net about their video, and as a result, their brand.
Check out the infographic below presented by BestCommunicationsDegrees to learn more about the online revolution.