National newspapers during that era, however, aided greatly to the Philippine Revolution.The first English language newspapers came out in 1898, which ushered in the era of modern media.

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A single text message may only cost 2 cents to send, but with an hour of online time a person can message hundreds of messages.

Rise of Mobile Internet In 2010, mobile internet users grew 100%, coming to 8.8 million.

The usage of Web 2.0 applications through smartphone is rapidly increasing.

Filipinos' continuing fascination with useful applications in smartphones will result in bigger demand for smartphone, which is capable of carrying platforms such as Android and Apple OS.

In Akamai's 'The State of the Internet' report for Q4 2010, Philippines ranks 82th in the Global High Broadband Connectivity standings with 0.4% of their broadband connections bring more than 5mpbs.

In the Asia Pacific region, Akamai reports that Philippines average measured connection speed for the Q4 2010 is 1.0mbps (Chart 4).

By 2014, the number of mobile subscribers are expected to increase to 120.5 million, of which 12.% are forecaste to be 3G subscribers.

The most popular mobile internet activities amongst Filipinos are sending or reading instant messages (77%), emailing (75%) and sending SMS text messages (59%).

An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands Filipinos spend an average of 18.6 hours on Internet usage compared to the Asian average of 16.4 hours.

The age distribution of Filipinos Internet users are more towards the younger generation, with the 15 - 24 year olds making up 40% of the Internet population in Philippines (Chart 2).

Smartphone Market Web applications and social media will drive dynamics in flourishing smartphone market in Philippines.