“The global count of active mobile subscriptions reached 6.7 Billion at the end of 2012, and yes, this summer we will hit the ‘mobile moment’ ie that point in time when for the first time ever on this planet, a consumer technology will match the human population in size. The planet has 7.1 Billion people and as we grew subscriptions 14% last year, its rather clear we will hit that 7.1 Billion number around the summer of 2013.”
“Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube.”
It’s been over 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Young people in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Georgia are facing unemployment, democratic pressure, and the legacy of repression, while being influenced by the West, punk music, and the Pussy Riot trials. PRX sent a reporting team from the Seattle Globalist to explore the tensions in these countries, described by The Atlantic as ‘uneasily suspended’ between two political eras.
Join host Brooke Gladstone for Generation Putin, an in-depth look at the millennial generation in the post-Soviet states.
Produced by the Seattle Globalist. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, with support from the Open Society Foundations.
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