This is really cool - the affects of mobile communications on the abilities of societies living in poverty is astounding.
Mobile Phone: Weapon Against Poverty
"The advent of the mobile society may have brought convenience and a cultural sea change to the U.S. and Europe, but in the poorest regions of the world, affordable mobile phone access has caused a quantum leap in services — like calling for medical help, sending a quick letter to loved ones or starting a savings account — that Americans and Europeans have taken for granted for generations, analysts say."
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