The Social Revolution: Rise of the Mobile Phone

The Social Revolution: Rise of the Mobile Phone

I just presented at the first Betavine Developer’s Day and some interesting statistics below:

– Expected global mobile users are 5 Billion at the end of 2010
– 91% of mobile phone users go online to socialize compared to only 79% of PC users
– 25% Facebook Mobile users
– Women express themselves more than Men via mobile phones
– 60% are likely to use mobile phones for transactions
– Elderly are more eager to learn mobile phones than PCs
– Youth are expert users and more likely to buy
– 60% are likely to use mobile phones for transactions

Vodacom in partnership with RLabs have a Community Information Challenge for 2010 where we are looking for Mobile Innovators. More information about the challenge here.

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