@ReneParker The Social Revolution: Rise of the Mobile Phone
“ To be truly happy in this world, You first need a cell phone... ” Ted Turner
91% of mobile phone users go online to socialize compared to only 79% of PC users 67% are likely to rally support for a cause 95% use mobile web to keep informed 60% are likely to use mobile phones for transactions Youth are expert users and early adopters
250 Million Mobile users
60,000 new mobile users daily
7 Million Users
Mobile Growth 550%
30 Million Users
South Africa stands as Africa ’ s number one country for mobile web and mobile social networks usage .
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Economic Relevance Livelihood Community Educate Mobile Opportunity Services Maps Health Entertainment
Building a Mobile Social Media Workforce
Developing the Workforce through the RLabs Academy
Average of 3 hours per day Actively involved in online campaigns Most access Social Networks Daily via Mobile Phones
Uusi is a mobile social network Community members access employment and educational opportunities
More than 2,500 Subscribers 3032 Reactions Launch July 2011
Manage multiple conversations on Social Networks and Instant Messengers
Supported by Partnership with World's FIRST Mobile Phone Counselling Centre in 2007
“ Demand for substance abuse counselling services has put treatment facilities under pressure as the waiting list for treatment increases ”
4:17 PM @mxit : i need support me : how can i help 4:19 PM @mxit : im using tik and desperately need help coz I have a 9 month old baby. 4:20 PM me : well we are here to help 4:21 PM @mxit : r u there me : yes how long hav u been using? 4:22 PM @mxit : 6 years nd im only 18 nw me : well are you willing to come and see someone in person? 4:23 PM @mxit : yes i am. where me : we are based in Bridgetown 66 Tarentaal Rd 4:26 PM u free during the day? @mxit :yes i did nd thanx i'll come in next week.
Services address various social issues Access to Rural Areas Over 300,000 supported Expanded to outside SA
Mobile Phones in Africa is more than just a device it is a Revolution tool Much can be learned on how mobile phones are being used at a grassroots level Mobile Phones are great levelers Africa is the ideal breeding ground for new social mobile services for emerging economies