Crowdsourcing – Mobile Phones as a Powerhouse Tool in East Africa
Imagine an alternate reality. You’re an innovative start-up like Twitter or perhaps one of the many “adjacent possible” enterprises that Twitter has spawned. You’ve designed your new service and are ready to take over the world. All you need to do now is negotiate access with each and every ISP in all of the geographic regions where you would like your application to be available. What? Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it but in fact this is what Nathan Eagle has had to do to launch his txteagle service in Eastern Africa.
Read a great review of this talk on Many Possibilities.