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WHY GO DIGITAL? More and more people get their news and information online using smart phone or tablet. Social networks are now a vital component of communication. EdCo and Folens will publish ALL of their textbooks for secondary schools, exclusively in digital format within the next 2 years. This means that within 2 years all homes that have a student in secondary school will have an iPad or other tablet device. By 2015, more internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireless devices For the first time ever smart phones have outsold PCs. 100.9 million units vs 92 million units. Smart phones account for 65% of the mobile phone sales in Ireland with sales continuing to rise. In 2011, smartphone penetration in Ireland along with the ever growing popularity of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter significantly increased the amount of time that people spent using their phones to access the Internet.

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