August 1, 2011

Facebook Mobile Usage

John Gruber, writing for Daring Fireball:

"Re: today’s aforelinked piece on Gogo inflight Wi-Fi usage, which showed Android being dwarfed by iOS, here are some real-world usage numbers where Android has nearly drawn even with iOS: Facebook mobile usage. One difference between Facebook and Gogo Wi-Fi: Facebook is free."

One thing that the open source user community is known for (many of which members have flocked to the Android platform) is its aversion to paying for software. That their monetary reluctance extends to paying for in-flight WiFi service isn't surprising.

There is a common thread here. Can you name it?