Fighting “Information Poverty” – an article from The Globe and Mail

An interesting topic that has been on my mind for a while…

Fighting “Information Poverty” – The Globe and Mail

Teaming up with local teleco MTN Uganda and the Grameen Foundation — a non-profit offshoot of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus’s microfinancing efforts — the web giant is launching Google SMS in the African nation. The service is designed to provide users with a mix of information ranging from sports scores to agriculture tips. The idea, Google says, is to relieve “information poverty.” Or, in other words, giving people access to information in parts of the world where information can be very hard to find.

A quick Google search retrieves Google’s take on the subject and Digital divide By Pippa Norris plus related books frmo Google Book Search.

Go Google!

Thoughts?