~ 3,3 billion mobile phone subscribers globally The rising role of mobile activism
More than 1,1 billion sold last year worldwide
97% of people surveyed in Tanzania said they could access a mobile phone, while just 28% could access a land line phone...
Young people in the US 4.2% more likely to vote after an SMS reminder
Global New Year's SMS traffic: 43 billion messages, 30% up from last year
Kenya : only 19% of the country's 36 million people are reached by traditional banking institutions. BUT virtually have access to the mobile phone.
SMS the word 'HIV' to 31771 followed by their post code or town name. Their two nearest testing locations will be SMS'ed back.
EpiSurveyor is a free, open source tool enabling anyone to very easily create a handheld data entry form, collect data on a mobile device, and then transfer the data back to a desktop or laptop for analysis
What is “crowdsourcing”? ...the act of taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call