Thursday, July 10, 2008

Can Cell Phones Help End Poverty

Cell phones are everywhere and the hands of more than 3 billion users worldwide. With 1.6 million new cell phones added everyday, how can they go from a communication tool to contact mom or the spouse for that frequent stop at the store for more milk?

The article below describes Nokia's efforts to link phone design and technology to end user needs, and examines cell phones as a tool for managing poverty, among other global crises.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/magazine/13anthropology-t.html

1 comment:

pooja said...

Hi,
great to see that lots of people r coming forward n taking this initative to end poverty. I am also serving a similar cause on Endpoverty by 2015 in India.
I am voluntarily working with the United Nations on its Millennium Development Goals.
For the latest discussion on Poverty Line join-
http://www.orkut.co.in/Community.aspx?cmm=47234928