By Angela Crandell, Karlstad University Studies series: m4d Conference. 2012.
From the BBC News Technology site
Mobile devices will outnumber humans this year, according to network firm Cisco's latest analysis of global mobile data traffic.By 2016 it predicts that there will be 10 billion mobile connected devices around the world.By the same date networks will be carrying 130 exabytes of data each year, equivalent to 33 billion DVDs.Mobile data traffic in 2011 was eight times the size of the global internet in 2000, according to the report.
African economies are among the fastest-growing in the world. Today, the continent is poised to transform the global economic landscape.
View this interestesting infographic from IBM: https://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/global/share/19jan2012/mobile_africa/
My dissertation focuses on the impact of digital resistance on nonviolent political transitions. Digital resistance is a term I use to describe the convergence between civilian resistance and digital activism in countries with repressive regimes.