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57 double between 2005 and 2010
International Telecommunications Union, "The World in 2010: ICT Facts and Figures," http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/material/FactsFigures2010.pdf.
58 in 2012 reached 2.4 billion users globally
Mary Meeker and Liang Wu, "2012 Internet Trends (Update)," December 3, 2012, http://kpcb.com/insights/2012-internet-trends-update.
59 as many mobile devices as there are people
Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 20102015, February 1, 2011, http://newsroom.cisco.com/ekits/Cisco_VNI_Global_Mobile_Data_Traffic_Forecast_2010_2015.pdf.
60 Internet users is expected to increase 56-fold over the next five years
61 smartphones is projected to increase 47-fold over the same period
62 half of the mobile phone market in the United States
Aaron Smith, Pew Internet & American Life Project, "Nearly Half of American Adults Are Smartphone Owners," March 1, 2012, http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Smartphone-Update-2012.aspx.
63 More than 5 billion of the 7 billion
International Telecommunications Union, "ICT Facts and Figures: The World in 2011."
64 1.1 billion active smartphone users worldwide
Meeker and Wu, "2012 Internet Trends (Update)."
65 3.2 billion people have their own devices
"SIM Earth," Economist, October 19, 2012, http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/10/global-mobile-usage.
66 low-end smartphones that will soon be nearly ubiquitous
Christina Bonnington, Wired Gadget Lab, "Global Smartphone Adoption Approaches 30 Percent," November 28, 2011, http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/11/smartphones-feature-phones/; Juro Osawa and Paul Mozur, "The Battle for China's Low-End Smartphone Market," Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2012.
67 Internet access as a new "human right" in a United Nations report
David Kravets, "U.N. Report Declares Internet Access a Human Right," Wired, June 3, 2011.
68 computer or tablet to every child in the world who does not have one
"Nicholas Negroponte and One Laptop Per Child," Public Radio International, April 29, 2009, http://www.pri.org/stories/business/social-entrepreneurs/one-laptop-per-child.html.
69 subsidized the connection of every school and library to the Internet
Austan Goolsbee and Jonathan Guryan, "World Wide Wonder?," Education Next 6, no. 1 (Winter 2006).
70 immediately upon awakening-even before they get out of bed
Kevin J. O'Brien, "Top 1% of Mobile Users Consume Half of World's Bandwidth, and Gap Is Growing," New York Times, January 5, 2012.
71 simultaneously trying to operate their cars and trucks
Matt Richtel, "U.S. Safety Board Urges Cellphone Ban for Drivers," New York Times, December 13, 2011.
72 before the distracted pilots finally disengaged from their computers
Micheline Maynard and Matthew L. Wald, "Off-Course Pilots Cite Computer Distraction," New York Times, October 27, 2009.
73 " 'FaceTime Facelift' effect"
Jason Gilbert, "FaceTime Facelift: The Plastic Surgery Procedure for iPhone Users Who Don't Like How They Look on FaceTime," Huffington Post, February 27, 2012.