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Measuring the Information Society

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The ICU (International Telecommunication Union) has released the newest version of Measuring the Information Society - The ICT Development Index.  It has all kinds of statistics about land line, mobile, and broadband penetration.  The new edition also pays specific attention to the digital divide.

via MobileActive.org

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March 6th, 2009 at 11:46 am

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

Mobile Tech for Social Change - New York

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MobileActive.org and Hunter College’s Integrated Media Arts Program are hosting Mobile Tech 4 Social Change - New York, a BarCamp, on Feburary 21.  I’ll be attending.  Anyone want to join?

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January 24th, 2009 at 5:50 pm