The Ironies Behind The World’s Most Famous Apps

World’s Most Famous Apps

The generation of today is full of surprising success stories that nobody could have ever imagined. Nobody had ever expected that the era of information would sprout into chunks of business ideas with such unique selling propositions, like any other industry that is categorized as a human necessity. Apparently, applications and websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Netflix and the others like these are examples of these inspiring stories that made people now public figures more relevant in this planet and made the world crazier than before.

These businesses connected people and made distances closer. Moreover, these so-called apps addressed the needs of the citizens, no matter how impossible it was before. Moving on, it is evident that these multi-million entities have their mechanisms that maintain their operations. However, it is ironic to realize that the service they provide required them only the people’s machinery, without expecting too much from them.

Let me emphasize to you what I mean.

Alibaba.com

Alibaba.com is also known as the world’s most valuable retailer. It has even surpassed eBay and Amazon when it comes to selling stuff, but believe it or not, they need no single form of inventory. Alibaba is just an online platform for stuff for sale. The site does not directly intend to sell their products or things they produce. If some item is lost, it is the retailer users fault.

Instagram

Instagram is known as the world’s largest photo album. However, the interesting thing about it is that it does not bother to sell the cameras when they have the best filters for pictures. Now the thing that I want to know is that what is the importance of all this when the Instagram users already own their smartphones or Digital cameras for their sustenance?

Facebook

Facebook or more aptly “The social network” rarely produce their media. Although sometimes it is CEO and creator Mark Zuckerberg does post media materials, but he is still a separate entity from the app. More importantly, Facebook only provides the mechanism for the people to share their different media, be it any images, videos, graphics, writing, podcast, links, and the likes.

Uber

Uber taxis are not something very special. They are just normal private vehicles owned by individuals. The company does not intend to buy millions of units from the countries where they are operating, but rather, they open the who-wants-to-operate-an-uber-taxi field for all the interested parties to offer their service and make use of their private vehicles under Uber’s facilitation.

Airbnb

Airbnb is the ultimate vacation and local hosts one-stop shop, but it is just like Alibaba. Airbnb establishes this opportunity for all the local residential sites and companies online to feature themselves online and to market them and their products at a more convenient means.

Netflix

“Netflix and chill”? They got it right. Netflix provides various movies, tv series, etc to watch where people can choose from at a very minimal price. Apparently, they are not a cable provider. If you need movie, documentaries, series and other motion clips, you could get it from them. However, you do not need to subscribe to a cable program.

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