The Math Is Starting to Add Up: The Promise of Mobile


At Geekcorps Mali, our approach was: through great engineering feats attempt to somehow lower the costs of access, while hopefully creating sustainable “business models” in the process. This resulted in us creating a “sneaker-net” approach to providing basic asynchronous ICT services to rural villages: a complete offline Wikipedia that fit on a CD-ROM, and severely restricted bandwidth throttling to allow community radios to access the Internet (via prepaid RBGAN) for $2-3 a day. .

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The Digital Divide Doesn't Exist


Mohammed Diop, of Mali , presumably one of the very people OLPC wants to convince: "It is a very clever marketing tool. And who needs libraries when we have Wikipedia and Kindles? By signing up to work with nonprofits, you've already served notice that you're ready to spend your social capital -- to write checks, to choose projects and programs, to hire, to conduct research -- in ways you believe will address digital (and other forms of) inequality. Brett Meyer, NTEN.

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Geekcorps Mali works to create and deploy ICT solutions that are sustainable and appropriate for Mali. Britt Bravo asks us to encourage people we know working on a social impact technology project to nominate their project for Netsquared Innovation Fund Award. There are almost twenty projects on the nomination list so far from all over the world, including several from developing countries. Gavin's NpTech Timeline in SlideShare. It's The People Behind The Tags!

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