The Digital Divide

Roughly speaking the world has about 2.4 Billion internet users today. Of those, about 1.5 Billion (60% of internet users) use a personal computer some of the time, or all of the time, either at home, at the office, or in a shared capacity at an internet cafe or the library, school, university etc. Most of those will also use a mobile phone to access browser-based web content at least some of the time. READ MORE

 

A Texting Lane

Utah Valley University’s new student center building in Orem has a brand new staircase with a “txting lane.”. The school’s creative director Matt Bambrough acknowledges it is meant to be an art project, as opposed to an official school policy. In a statement, he even admits, “Most people don’t obey the posted lanes.” SEE PHOTO

 

Facebook LITE: For Developing Countries

Over the last decade, Facebook’s list of features and capabilities has piled pretty high. Now the company is stripping that way in a new app designed for customers with low-end phones and poor cellular connections. c/net reports. READ MORE

 

 

 

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