Advance	
  the	
  Web	
  to	
  
Empower	
  People	
  
The Remaining 5 Billion
Why is Most of The World's Population Not On...
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World population 2010
(photo:Nasa)
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1.7 billion
(25%)
Regular internet users
(photo:opte.or...
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5.1 bn (75%)
Have access to the Web
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3.4 bn (50%)
World population that has access to the We...
That seems like a lot
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75% of the world’s population hav...
What is internet access?
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Desktop
It’s also mobile
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It’s also mobile
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Very few people
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Texting
Messaging
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Calling
What the Web actually is
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Web
Browser
The Web
HTTP
URI
...
What the Web actually is
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Web
Browser
The Web
HTTP
URI
...
What the Web actually is
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SMS Gateway
Web
Browser
Apps ...
The
Web
URI
I
The
Web
The
Web
The
Web
The
Web
The
Web
The
Web
The
Web
What the Web actually is
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Consequences
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Why are there 3.4 billion people not usin...
Consequences
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- Language not supported (speech, fonts, ...
1. Technical issues / SMS
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SMS
• Output: display of cha...
1. Technical issues / Voice
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Voice (Interactive Voice R...
2. Non-technical issues
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No content that is:
• local
• ...
Consequences
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No knowledge of:
• Applications
• Technol...
Consequences
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Business opportunities
• Seed funding
• R...
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Chhattisgarh
CGNet Swara
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Chhattisgarh
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The Web For Regreening Alliance
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W4RA
Yacouba Sawadogo
Conclusion
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Many opportunities
Many problems
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The remaining five billion

  1. 1. Advance  the  Web  to   Empower  People   The Remaining 5 Billion Why is Most of The World's Population Not Online and What Mobile Phones Can Do About It Max Froumentin, Program Manager World Wide Web Foundation October 2010
  2. 2. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 2 World population 2010 (photo:Nasa)
  3. 3. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 3 1.7 billion (25%) Regular internet users (photo:opte.org)
  4. 4. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 4 5.1 bn (75%) Have access to the Web
  5. 5. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 5 3.4 bn (50%) World population that has access to the Web but doesn’t use it
  6. 6. That seems like a lot Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 6 75% of the world’s population have access to the Web Really?
  7. 7. What is internet access? Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 7 Desktop
  8. 8. It’s also mobile Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 8
  9. 9. It’s also mobile Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 9 Very few people
  10. 10. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 10 Texting Messaging
  11. 11. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 11 Calling
  12. 12. What the Web actually is Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 12 Web Browser The Web HTTP URI URIURI
  13. 13. What the Web actually is Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 13 Web Browser The Web HTTP URI URIURI Mobile Browser
  14. 14. What the Web actually is Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 14 SMS Gateway Web Browser Apps & Widgets The Web HTTP URI URIURI Voice Browser Mobile Browser
  15. 15. The Web URI I The Web The Web The Web The Web The Web The Web The Web What the Web actually is Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 15 SMS Gateway Web Browser Apps & Widgets HTTP Voice Browser Mobile Browser
  16. 16. Consequences Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 16 Why are there 3.4 billion people not using the Web?
  17. 17. Consequences Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 17 - Language not supported (speech, fonts, etc.) - No relevant content - No interesting content - No local content - No useful content - Not in my language - I can’t read - My government doesn’t allow it
  18. 18. 1. Technical issues / SMS Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 18 SMS • Output: display of characters • Fixed 160-byte payload • Originally 140 7-bit ASCII • Then 70 16-bit Unicode • Then 140 7-bit language tables • Input • 12-key dial pads • or more sophisticated • No documentation • No authoring tools, etc.
  19. 19. 1. Technical issues / Voice Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 19 Voice (Interactive Voice Response) • Output: prompts ok, speech synthesis very limited • Input: either dial-pad, or speech recognition • Acceptance of dialog systems / NLP • Similar connected issues as SMS for development
  20. 20. 2. Non-technical issues Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 20 No content that is: • local • interesting • relevant
  21. 21. Consequences Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 21 No knowledge of: • Applications • Technology • Business models
  22. 22. Consequences Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 22 Business opportunities • Seed funding • Revenue model
  23. 23. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 23 Chhattisgarh
  24. 24. CGNet Swara Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 24 Chhattisgarh
  25. 25. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 25 The Web For Regreening Alliance
  26. 26. Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 26 W4RA Yacouba Sawadogo
  27. 27. Conclusion Copyright © 2009. World Wide Web Foundation. All rights reserved 27 Many opportunities Many problems

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