The Future is Mobile
Posted by Allison Fine on November 11, 2010
Nonprofits are increasingly using social media. LoyaltyClicks has released a new study of a survey of nonprofits that indicates that they are increasingly using social media to connect with their communities. As we know intuitively but can now quantify with surveys such as these, “Our survey showed that 91% of our respondents use Facebook, 63% use Twitter, 45% use YouTube and 35% use LinkedIn, amongst other media. And 92% of surveyed nonprofits plan on using at least one of these tools in 2011.”
But, alas, it’s not enough. The future isn’t going to happen at desks, it’s going to be mobile. In other words, the Revolution is Going to Be Tweeted – From Our Phones!
Bango reports a 600% (!) increase in the use of mobile websites in the past year. This increase is being driven by smart phones; Blackberries, Nokia and iPhones and there is no slowing down foreseen in the near future.
However, again according to LoyaltyClicks, “only 16% of the surveyed nonprofits plan on having mobile websites in 2011, while 19% plan on having Smartphone Applications.” There are significant differences in the ways that people use their mobile devices to access information, connect to friends, make donations – basically they behave differently and our applications and access points need to reflect those differences in ways that they don’t do now. Clearly, it’s time for us to get moving (pun intended!) NTEN and MobileActive are two great resources for finding out more about how to use mobile and finding technological help for your particular applications. No time to waste, the time to get mobile was last week!
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