“YouTube serves up 2 billion videos a day. Twitterers tweet 750 times a second. Internet traffic is growing by 40% a year. The internet has morphed into a social medium. People post 2.5 billion photos on Facebook every month (the economist)” A quarter of Africans have a mobile phone. The world has more than three times more mobile cellular subscriptions than fixed telephone lines.
There is an entirely new infrastructure being developed in the 21st century; it’s an information highway without a speed limit, regulations, int’l boarders, or any restaurants built on the side of it yet (Phil Auerswald, paraphrase). It’s an exciting movement, but we must not forget to ask the difficult questions and wonder about the unintended consequences.