Forbes covered news from the TED conference http://tinyurl.com/nu772x
on a project called QuestionBox supported by the Grameen Foundation and OpenMind.
QuestionBox is Google for developing nations. It is accessed by mobile phone and allows people in remote ares to ask questions “about weather, history, science, whatever they want.”
What a fabulous way to open up communication and increase knowledge across the globe. We get so spoiled jumping on the Internet and getting our most random questions answered. It is wonderful that this privilege is being extended to people all over the world who don’t yet have access to laptops and high-speed Internet connections.