More and more, people are expecting to have Internet access everywhere they go, a trend that is being catered to by companies and municipalities worldwide.
Social trends are the movement of culture in a measurable direction, according Daniel Levine. “Once a trend gets going, it usually keeps going, getting more so, and Online Everywhere is one such trend,” said Levine, a trends expert and public speaker who is the Editorial Director of WikiTrend.org.
“Demand for full-time online access is creating a feedback loop that encourages many locations to offer more connections, thereby increasing people’s desire to use it,” Levine adds.
WikiTrend.org, the website for trendsetting ideas, products and experiences, is reporting an explosion of wireless Internet availability worldwide. Government-sponsored wireless hotspots are popping up everywhere. Places like Taiwan and Tokyo are giving tourists free wireless access for weeks at a time, just to help visitors stay connected. The trend has reached New Delhi, where Indian commuters now have access to wireless internet while they wait in the country’s busiest train station. And in the United States, Sprint has reached a deal to bring wireless service to all 277 stations along New York City’s sprawling subway system. That includes calling and internet capabilities.
Levine also points to Wi-Fi in Tokyo taxis and even Wi-Fi enabled tuk-tuks in Cambodia. “These trends are a reflection of the growing need for travelers and business people to be online, even away from home or the office,” Levine says. “The Wi-Fi trend shows just how far reaching the internet has become, and how it impacts daily life around the world, and in places we sometimes wouldn’t expect.”
About Daniel Levine
Daniel Levine is one of the world’s best known trends experts and a professional keynote speaker with over 10 years’ experience delivering compelling presentations worldwide. He is a respected crowd-puller at business meetings and association conferences, including the UNWTO, American Express, Intel, The New York Times, MarketWatch, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, World Travel Market, Carlsberg Breweries… and many more. To learn more about Daniel Levine, visit www.DanielLevine.com