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    If You Aren’t Thinking Mobile…You Don’t Get It!

    by Paul Lamb
    October 18, 2007

    I am surpised how little of the discussion at the Online News Association conference going on today is around mobile media like cell phones and other handheld devices. The fact that we are approaching 3 Billion mobile users (compared to 1 Billion computer users), and that mobile use globally is growing rapidly while PC usage is flattening, should be on media minds everywhere. Just this month in India, for example, it was reported that the total number of fixed line Internet connections dropped to 9.22 million between April and June from 9.27 million the previous quarter. It may be that Indians, like others across the globe, are turning to their mobile devices to access the web. According to the Economic Times, 38 million people, or more than a fifth of India’s 200 million-plus mobile subscribers, access the web via their handsets.

    Certainly handsets can’t yet do what your laptop can, but that is rapidly changing and we best be prepared for it. Time we woke up and realized that the mobile digital revolution is upon us!

    Tagged: cell handheld media mobile ona phone
    • Amanda

      Even though this is an older post, I think the ideas behind it are still relevant. This is something that I have noticed lately as well. And I have to admit, I am one of those people who does not use my computer as much as I use my phone. I end up using my phone more and more throughout the day to check email, facebook, ect. I know that surely since this article was written the number of mobile users has gone well over the 3 billion that you mentioned in your article. Technology is improving and we are closer and closer to a fully functioning capable mobile browser. I think one thing that we are still not prepared for is websites to work best on mobile browsers, so hopefully that will be something that will be developed and implemented soon.

    • Amanda

      Even though this is an older post, I think the ideas behind it are still relevant. This is something that I have noticed lately as well. And I have to admit, I am one of those people who does not use my computer as much as I use my phone. I end up using my phone more and more throughout the day to check email, facebook, ect. I know that surely since this article was written the number of mobile users has gone well over the 3 billion that you mentioned in your article. Technology is improving and we are closer and closer to a fully functioning capable mobile browser. I think one thing that we are still not prepared for is websites to work best on mobile browsers, so hopefully that will be something that will be developed and implemented soon

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