These 5 apps are changing the way the world operates.
Information and capital have become fluid components in our daily lives. We used to wait days and weeks for the exchange and reciprocation of said information and capital. Now it only takes us minutes, if not, seconds to get it. Electronic devices, particularly mobile devices, have made digital acceleration a reality but there are a few apps that champion this idea of change.
Despite stumbling stock and a slew of executives leaving the nest, Twitter is an incredibly powerful app that is shaping the way the world interacts today. Politicians, athletes, movie stars, and societies populate the social media app, spreading hasty tweets like wildfire. More importantly, journalism has found a comforting space within Twitter’s nest. Journalists can now report stories at alarming rates while providing updates and revisions. With the spread of information to the masses, the world is a more aware place with the help of Twitter.
Vacations are meant to produce foreign experiences in lands of comfort and leisure. While it is true that vacationers want to try something new, many want to be comfortable in doing so. This comfortability starts with the place you will rest your head every night and day of your stay. This is where Airbnb has struck gold. Airbnb’s whole premise is to experience your vacation like a local. In 2016, Airbnb ran an ad campaign with the slogan “Live There”. With 3 million listings worldwide, in 191 countries, now you can.
As a child, whenever it was my birthday, I would always receive birthday cards in the mail. Some would come a day late, others two weeks late. Although the timing of their arrivals was never in sync, one thing was always certain: they all had money in the envelopes. Fast forward two decades later and we now have Square Cash, also known as Cash App, an app that instantly transacts money between two parties for free. Not only does the app benefit kids who can’t wait for their free money to arrive, but it also foreigners in different countries send money back home to their friends and family.
Social media apps have not only made it easier to communicate information to the masses at incredible speeds, they have also been able to make sharing information and content fun and profitable. Businesses and individual creatives are using the visual app to market their products and services while everyone around the world can tune in. With the incorporation of hashtags and business accounts, it’s easier for users to get the most out of Instagram on a daily basis.
When you have CNBC, ABC News, and Forbes raving about you, you must be doing something good. This is clearly Acorns mission when it comes to simplifying investing for the masses. As ABC News has said, “If you set aside $5 every couple of days you would have set aside over $1,000 in a year.” With the ability to activate automatic investments, save change through round-ups, and project your performance, Acorns is a great app for the novice investor.