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.


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The world is changing right before my eyes. Sometimes I don't know how I will ever keep up. There are so many ideas floating around on this internet. If only I had the means to collect them....

One response to “Crowdsourcing – Mobile Phones as a Powerhouse Tool in East Africa”

  1. kbeek says :

    Great video, thanks for sharing.

    Very inspiring to see how mobile solutions can provide extra income to low income people, while at the same time help out large companies adopt to local circumstances.

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