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Jimmy Wales: Mobile internet usage will ‘explode’

Well, we know this. But it’s good to hear the mobile 1.0 lot (i.e. the dotcom chaps) recognising the coming mobile revolution:

While websites may suffer in the looming recession, Mr Wales believes mobile internet will “explode” in the next couple of years. “I am constantly on my phone, and I use Facebook on here. But it is just a website on a phone, and not really integrated into the mobile,” he says. As he gets his phone out of his pocket to demonstrate how he thinks mobile social networking should develop, I can’t help but smirk. One of the key oracles of the internet has a chunky old phone, which isn’t even 3G. “It’s the same one Paris Hilton has, what do you mean it’s not the best?”

(From today’s London Telegraph).

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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