The Internet has given rise to an incredible amount of text being generated at any one given time. Newspapers, magazines, journals, and other sources of information all produce online written content in addition to their print material, while some may operate exclusively online. And when it comes to personal use, social media and blogs have increased the amount of content online. According to the International Data Corporation, the digital universe will be over 40 ZB by 2020, meaning that almost 2 MB of new information is created by every person every second of every day. Government organizations and businesses rely on text analytics, entity matching services, and geotagging to help parse through this information — it can help improve security measures and tell businesses how to best appeal to their custom
The world is connected in a way that we never imagined. In previous times, if you wanted to get a message to another person across the country, it could take months. You would have to send a telegram or letter by way of the mail carrier. Traditional mail delivery methods were much slower and speed was often unheard of. The advancement of technology combined with efficiency has significantly increased social connectivity.
Social connectivity for relationships
This new level of social connection has had a huge impact on developing and maintaining social relationships. Families that lived in different areas of the country had very little contact previously. In order to notify a family of events and updated news, the news had to be shared many months in advance. Today, familie