The first trend to note is the continuing expansion of globalization. The use of the Internet is growing all over the world, and with it the use of digital devices. The growth is coming from some unexpected places; countries such as Indonesia and Iran are leading the way in Internet growth. Look at the Growth column in the following table - how much the Internet has grown in the last 20 years.
Global Internet growth, 2008–2012. Click to enlarge. (Source: Internet World Stats)