In a YouTube video by Mobile Future, we learn more than a few staggering statistics about mobile’s growth in 2011. 8.8 trillion texts were sent this year, up 1.1 trillion from last year. Interestingly, most of them were sent by a 14-year old from Minnesota named Megan who sent 1,095 texts per day.
While just 5 billion apps were downloaded in all of 2010, 1 billion apps were downloaded worldwide each month in 2011. Social companies also saw a massive increase in mobile usage including a 166% increase in Facebook Mobile users in the first half of 2011 alone and 1 billion Foursquare checkins total.
Experts predict a 1,800% increase in traffic on U.S. networks in just 4 years, which will create millions of new jobs for Americans. The video reports that there’s $27.5 billion worth of investment in U.S. mobile networks by wireless carriers.
For more fun mobile facts to get you excited, check out the video below:
Check out Mobile Future’s video from 2010 here.