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  • http://blog.esimplestudios.com Gabriele Maidecchi

    In my small experience, I can see this phenomenon very well. The other day I was out with colleagues for lunch. I clearly remember years ago, a similar scene, people waiting for their order would talk between each other, now I could see them all leaning towards a little flashy screen, checking emails, or browsing the web or what not.
    Things are changing dramatically, and platforms like iOS and Android are making this happen very, very quickly.

  • http://www.dcacomputers.com.au David Parkinson

    Last week a rep from 3 mobile called me to announce my 2 year phone plan had expired. He then offered me an iphone or Android phone for less cost than my existing plan. This comes with a 2GB data allowance and $650/month of calls.
    I then asked, is there a cheaper regular phone plan & he replied, “not really, are you kidding”. Two years ago when I took out my mobile plan the smart phones were expensive, rare and elitist. Now they are served up as a bread & butter item.

    I think the expiring plans, and fact that you can get a smart phone for no outlay, are a big part of whats driving this phenomenon you are pointing out so well Jeff.

    We are very well being ushered into the new age of communication.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mpheywood Max Heywood

    Great post Jeff!

    Yes the times they are a’changing. And quickly.

    Is there some kind of tipping point we are rushing towards, and what will it look like, or did we pass it already?

  • http://twitter.com/ed_han ed han

    Jeff, fantastic information here, esp the extrapolation of the growth to Twitter’s user base. Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/WardblawG WardblawG

    Great news and great post!