[Air-L] FW: New Blogpost: The Mobile Revolution and the Rise and Rise of Possessive Individualism

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 09:19:26 PDT 2012

This may be of interest...


The Mobile Revolution and the Rise and Rise of Possessive Individualism?


Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/cvbe2l6

Posted on July 21, 2012

As per the just published World Bank 2012 Information and Communications for
Development: Maximizing Mobile the world of ICT4Development (ICT4D) has been
undergoing some truly profound changes and including in rural Sub-Saharan
Africa. Those changes are being precipitated by the remarkable development
of almost ubiquitous mobile telephone access into even the most remote of
rural areas, the development of low cost mobile phones, and the dramatic
lowering of communications costs through widespread deregulation and the
related competition between mobile carriers. Related to this and of
particular interest from a "development" or ICT4D perspective are the design
and implementation of services meant to be of particular interest to the
rural sector and their offering in many cases at very low or even no cost to
the user (supported in some cases by advertising, in others simply as a
loss-leader to boost subscribers and usage).

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