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Mobile Tech For Social Change - New York

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Ethan Zuckerman’s opening up the day with a talk via Skype.  His main ideas:

  • We’ve won: mobile phones are being taken seriously
  • Think about connecting mobiles to other media, such as how Ushahidi has done.  FM Radio is still the most powerful broadcast media in much of the world.
  • Think about the user: don’t assume people will use things like you use them.
  • Be willing to be critical of failed projects.
  • Effective projects have a local partner.

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February 21st, 2009 at 12:15 pm

4 billion and counting

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ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré announced in New York that worldwide mobile subscribers are likely to reach the 4 billion mark before the end of this year.

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October 1st, 2008 at 2:51 pm