In 2009 people from every demographic seemed to become more tech-savvy than ever before. When the year began, technology like smart phones, apps, Facebook and Twitter existed, but they didn’t have the widespread acceptance and loyalty they currently enjoy. People of all ages and walks of life have become fascinated with these high-tech websites and gadgets.
Throughout the year millions of people created social networking accounts that allowed them to communicate with friends, family and complete strangers; purchased phones that were just as powerful as their computers and laptops; and downloaded apps that gave them the ability to do almost anything. One of the biggest buzz terms of 2009 was “real time” – people were suddenly able to learn all about anything, while it was actually happening.
Social Networking was massively popular in 2009, and several networking sites grew by amazing proportions. Facebook started the year with about 150 million users, and ended with more than 350 million. There are now more people using Facebook than there are people living in the United States. Twitter also experienced a tremendous surge in users, and perhaps an unprecedented dedication. When Twitter was down for a few hours in August, ardent tweeters claimed they were extremely upset and felt naked without the service.
At the start of 2009, PeopleFinders released our predictions for the top search trends of the year. Our number one prediction stated that people would no longer tolerate slow search results. We also predicted that people would want access to a broader range of data. These were defining elements of 2009; people all over the world demanded a larger scope of information, and they wanted it immediately.
Over the last year PeopleFinders worked hard to help set the pace of advanced technology. We’ve proudly offered 24/7 access to vital details about people and businesses throughout America. We created new sources of useful information, and ensured that this information is available whenever you want it. Our new websites and iPhone apps, Are They Really Single and Stud Or Dud, have helped people across the country discover valuable facts about individuals that they might be interested personally or professionally. We have even more in store for 2010.
The hottest tech trend of 2010 will be advancements in technology that give people instant knowledge and change the way they communicate. We’ll be able to send and receive information faster than ever, and find any data we need using a single device. Existing technology, like Google Wave, is likely to become extremely popular in the new year. The Wave will allow you to communicate with people faster than ever. You won’t even have to wait for someone to finish a sentence anymore; you’ll be able to see every keystroke in real time. And you can bet people will be using Google Wave on their smart phones.
As we prepare for a new year, PeopleFinders promises to remain on the cusp of new technology that will benefit you. Our Social Profile Search will help you keep track of all the profiles, blogs and status updates people maintain on dozens of networking sites. Our products will help you find important facts about individuals and businesses instantly. Our mobile technology will give you the data you need from wherever you are.
We’re looking forward to a bright and prosperous new year, filled with intriguing technological advancements that will put a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. PeopleFinders will be here whenever you need us; ready to provide you with all the facts you need to reunite with long lost friends and family, make well informed decisions and stay connected to your world. Here’s to an exciting new year; and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders People Search blog.