How to Flash Drive?
How to Flash Drive? Is Growth in Mobile iPhone, iPad, Android Devices Making “Flash Drive” a Verb? Lets talk about some statistics.
One of the most searched set of keyword phrases on Google is “How to.” Simply put, millions of people around the world google “how to” to understand how to do things. It seems like a growing number of these people have spent more time searching for how to do something with flash drives as can be seen in the blue trend line in the Google Trends graphic below. Let’s take a closer look.
While the phrase “how to use a flash drive”(green trend line) scores fairly well in Web search volume, the interest in the term has remained flat over the past five years. On the other hand, “how to flash drive” search volume is much higher and it has grown rapidly in the past five years — upturning most dramatically in 2009. But flash drives have been around for a long time and did not suddenly arrive in 2009. So why the sudden interest in a how to on flash drives?
Google Trends of Search Interest Volume for How to Flash Drive, How to Use a Flash Drive and Mobile Phones, Tablets
Further investigation shows that this “how to flash drive” keyword phrase seems to have picked up interest in lock-step with the popularity of smartphones, tablets and phablets; this suggesting that as more people use these OTG mobile devices they may be looking for ways to save and share that data using flash drives. We see this happening for many reasons:
- Monthly Cell Phone Data Plans are Expensive. In order to offset this high cost, more consumers are searching for a flash drive they can use with their mobile device and put more data on the less costly device versus buying more storage space from telecom companies.
- Cloud Computing Like Dropbox and Others are Costly and Can Be Hacked. Privacy and security concerns coupled with subscription prices for online file storage and sharing is another reason people are looking for flash drives as a alternative.
- “Quantified Self ” is Increasing the Amount of Personal Data We Use. We are all creating more and more data and need a place to store it all. Growth is being driven by lots of photos and videos we take; documents we create / receive / share; apps and games we want to use or back up; as well as health and fitness tracking data we want to analyze.
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