In 1999, half of the world had either never used a phone or had to travel more than two hours to reach the nearest one. Years later, mobile devices are being used in extremely innovative ways to connect and empower people around the world.
"It’s not about being connected," said Larry Irving, co-founder of the Mobile Alliance for Global Good, at the 2012 Social Good Summit on Sunday. "It’s about being connected with a purpose."
That purpose is to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Irving referred to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and how many people sent money through text messaging, but said that that was just the tip of the iceberg. People are monitoring climate change in arc… Continue reading…
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