Practical Insights on Literacy

Does Facebook Have Any International Development Impact?

Does Facebook Have Any International Development Impact?

Published on: May 04 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In response to last week’s post about Facebook’s usage in Africa doubling every 7 months, Victor van R, a Dutch ICT4D researcher asked the following...
Yoza Excites African Teenagers to Love Reading Using Mobile Phones

Yoza Excites African Teenagers to Love Reading Using Mobile Phones

Published on: Dec 24 2010 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on Yoza Excites African Teenagers to Love Reading Using Mobile Phones
We’ve all heard the hype about eReaders bringing digital books to the masses. But often those “masses” are high-end consumers in the developed...
Why is IVR more popular in South Asia, while SMS is more accepted in Africa?

Why is IVR more popular in South Asia, while SMS is more accepted in Africa?

Published on: Dec 17 2010 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Recently at an mHealth meeting, I overheard an interesting comment. One of the speakers mentioned that Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is popular in South Asia...