Video by This animated video takes a rapid-fire tour of key consumer and technology mobile trends in an eventful 2011, highlighting the staggering growth in consumer mobile usage across a dizzying array of applications and social media platforms. Key 2011 highlights include Whopping increase in app creation and downloads: – ONE BILLION apps downloaded worldwide each month – BILLION paid by Apple alone to independent apps developers Surge in use of social media mobile platforms: – 166 PERCENT increase in Facebook Mobile users in the first half of 2011 alone – 103 MILLION wireless tweets were posted each day – ONE BILLION Foursquare check-ins – 26 PHOTOS were made “hipstery” on Instagram every second Ongoing explosion in data traffic: – EIGHT TRILLION texts were sent – up 1.1 trillion from last year – 1800 PERCENT increase in traffic on US networks predicted in just four years Unprecedented competition and choice: – MORE SMARTPHONES purchased than PCs in the United States – MORE WIRELESS SUBSCRIPTIONS than people – TWO BILLION networked mobile devices by 2015 – 4G SERVICES being rolled out by at least six carriers in 2011 alone Massive potential for job creation and economic growth: – 2.4 MILLION American jobs supported by wireless – .5 BILLION investment in US mobile networks by wireless carriers – 500000 JOBS & 0 BILLION to US GDP with additional 500 MHz of additional spectrum