Digital Content Age: 14 Ways It Can Help You Prosper

Digital Content Age
Digital Content Age: 14 Ways It Can Help You Prosper

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Although digital content age is still relatively new, it is capable of producing income within different economic and cultural environments.

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In this post, I provide a brief overview of the networks’ revenue models, the ways in which people in rural areas can use social media and the business opportunities that social media provides individuals to generate income.

Digital Content Age Is Distributed on All Social Media Platforms

Convert Your Data Into Income

No universal formula exists for the economic success for rural people, but digital content provides real promise.

Currently, advertising remains the dominant means of revenue generation for content creation.

But, as the platforms move from being communication technologies to acting as service providers, new opportunities are emerging, for example: Facebook Marketplace.

In an impatient world where people prefer to get their information from videos and images, the future is bright for all digital age content.

Industries such as music, banking, travel, retail, hospitality, consumer electronics, media and advertising have experienced seismic shifts.

These changes have altered the employment between businesses and
individuals particularly within the last decade.

The digital age is creating new markets for businesses and individuals and even calling into question what constitutes a business.

Social technology aka digital content has fundamentally affected nearly every aspect of business, whether sales, customer service, staff recruitment, internal communications, public relations or logistics.

Simultaneously, the impact of social networks on individuals from an economic perspective is just beginning.

Entrepreneurs are leveraging the power of social media to create successful
digital content businesses on their own terms.

Digital Content Business Models

Most social networks currently depend on digital advertising as their main source of revenue.

Yet, while advertising has been the dominant revenue source for the past two decades, this is not guaranteed to continue as social networks and their users mature.

Today, networks derive revenue from subscriptions (LinkedIn), while others disclose revenues from reselling data (Twitter). Facebook recently announced that its virtual reality product,

Oculus Rift, will be available for preorder in the first quarter of 2016, adding a physical device to its roster of products and services.12 Payments and electronic commerce also merit exploration, whether as sources of direct or indirect revenue.

1. Access to Information

Digital content is putting a variety of information at people’s finger tips, without ever leaving their homes.

Whether you’re searching for information online to help them better understand a medical condition or get help to write a thesis, digital information is available, i.e. Wikipedia.

You can dispute whether or not it is a credible source, but most libraries are closed encyclopedia’s are limited.

Moreover, real-time language translation software is now letting people access information in languages other than their own.

2. Information Is Easier to Find

Although the digital information age has led to an explosion of information and data, without the ability to make sense of it, much of the information and data would be as worthless.

For example, if the public library doesn’t have a card catalog, information would be difficult or impossible to find.

Melvil Dewey would be impressed at how his Dewey Decimal System has evolved into digital databases.

Powerful new software tools are letting data be analyzed to find subjects from A-Z.

In health care, for example, IT systems are creating rapid learning networks aka AI to discover which medical treatments work best and which do not work at all.

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3. Harness the Power of the Internet

Entrepreneurs should be harnessing the the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare with the power of the Internet.

But it seems small businesses are not harnessing the power of the internet.

The Internet provides countless opportunities for entrepreneurs and homepreneurs alike.

Whether you decide to start your own business selling a product or providing skills through a social sharing website such as Udemy, etc., the Internet has something for everyone.

4. Substituting Information for Travel

The old economy brought about a revolution in travel, but the new digital economy is bringing about the substitution of information for travel.

By bridging distance, IT is letting a growing share of activities that used to require face-to-face presence to now be conducted at a distance, saving people time and money and saving society energy and space in offices, roads and airports.

COVID-19 work from home is the fastest growing mode of “travel” to work, and millions of workers are choosing this option.

Zoom is letting people from around the world meet virtually with close to the same kind of interactions that once could only happen in face-to-face meetings.

Their objective is to offer everything on the World Wide Web.

Telemedicine is already bringing top-quality doctors to patients in remote areas; and telemonitoring is letting doctors monitor patient’s conditions without having to always see them in person.

In addition, eCommerce is giving businesses in rural areas access to markets around the world and giving consumers access to products around the world.

5. Vast Array of Choices

Long gone are black and black cars and black and white TVs!

The Internet, while we still have it, gives people the chance to move beyond the limited products of yesteryear.

E-commerce in the digital information age lets people buy a vast array of goods and services that were once difficult or impossible to get.

6. Information in Real Time

The value of much information depends on its timeliness.

Information on road traffic and travel conditions is of little use if you learn it by being stuck in traffic or an airport check-in line.

People expect up-to-the-minute updates.

In those scenarios and others, IT is enabling information to be collected, organized, and presented in near real time, so that users can make the right decisions at the right time.

7. Monitoring What You Value

Knowing that our homes and families are safe is perhaps the most important thing we want to know.

IT is providing us with much greater security.

Real-time detection systems can send information to our computers at work or our cell phones to let us know if an intruder is in our home.

GPS-enabled cell phones can let parents know the location of their children, and in-vehicle systems can let parents know where their teenage children are driving and even how fast.

I became aware of the Keystroke Monitoring System almost 30 years ago while working at the bank.

Keystroke monitoring records keystroke activity of remote users, which is a state-of-the-art technology that makes employee tracking simple and effective.

The software enables keystroke monitoring, which captures all the keyboard activities to record remote users’ behavior analytics.

IT systems can even let you know whether your home is conducive to an asthma attack at any particular time.

Webcams in daycare centers let parents know how their children are doing
throughout the day, and the list goes on.

8. Easier Communication

In the old economy, most communication other than face-to-face communication took place through the telephone and physical mail.

Today, communication choices have exploded.

Cell phones now outnumber land lines around the world by more than 2 to 1.

There are nearly 57 billion non-spam e-mails sent daily worldwide, as opposed to 700 million pieces of mail handled daily by the U.S. Postal Service.

9. More Control Over Your Life

When information was scarce and often hard to understand, you had to rely on professionals or businesses to help find that information and hopefully make sense of it in ways that helped you.

Now, the digital information age is liberating and empowering individuals to be able to more effectively take control of their own lives.

For example, it can help a rural farmer to start a blog about what it takes to help families put food on the table.

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