The Importance Of Online Shopping

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Among those in the world market, in regards to online shopping, the US ranks second in their growth of this sector. China is first, with a compound growth rate of 120%. This is credited to the fact that online shopping is still quite a novelty in China. For other countries, who have already had their major introduction into online shopping, the growth rate is not as high (Schultz & Block, 2015). For the United States, the increasing rate of use of smartphones and tablets is propelling the ease of online shopping. Consumers have the increased flexibility and capability of conveniently researching online, determining the best fit for their needs and making their purchase with ease from any location. When reviewing category divisions of…show more content…
No matter your age or playing style, there is a game that will meet your needs (if you like games). From MMORPGS (massively online role-playing games) to strategy and action shooters, no matter what your personality, the online gaming community has you covered. For example, in Call of Duty you take a first person view and attempt to destroy the opposing team with a variety of weapons and technology. In the Sims, you create your own virtual world to your hearts content. In League of Legends a team of players pit themselves against another team of players in a top down view in an attempt to destroy the opposing teams…show more content…
Email was first created in 1971 but wasn’t commonly used until 1985 (“The 41-Year History of Email” 2012). Text messaging or, sms, wasn’t invented until 1992 and was first on mobile phones in 1993 (Gauomali, 2012). Fast-forward to today and over 3 billion email accounts and 294 billion emails are sent per day (Gauomali, 2012). Text and email has quickly become the preferred way of communication for many living in today’s busy lifestyle. Due to technology advancing, it has made it much easier to communicate across the globe but has also caused some health problems for users. An addiction is labeled as being dependent or addicted to a specific thing or activity (“When Texting Becomes an Addiction” 2010). Text and email addiction is caused by the lottery affect, which is the feeling we receive when we get a text message. It is called the lottery affect because we get the same euphoric feeling of hope and possibility when we receive a text as the lottery (Colier, 2013). Text addiction is increasing as availability to technology is
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