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The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2011

The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2011 | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
This issue is the fifth of an annual series covering 213 countries around the world, and providing a wide range of the statistics on the ICT sector including the economic and social context, the sector structure, sector efficiency and capacity, and sector performance related to access, usage, quality, affordability, trade, and applications. It also provides comparable statistics for 2000 and 2008 across a range of indicators, enabling readers to readily compare countries.
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mLab Southern Africa Opens Application for Membership

mLab Southern Africa Opens Application for Membership | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
mLab Southern Africa (SA), the region’s new incubator for entrepreneurs and innovators with a focus on mobile technology, is pleased to announce that application for membership has opened. The head office of the mLab SA will be officially opened at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on 15 September, but already mobile developers and entrepreneurs with a startup business, organisation or mobile idea are applying to become members.
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Telecentres are NOT sustainable!

Telecentres are NOT sustainable! | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Almost since the very beginning of Telecentres/public access centres the nagging from funders – mostly governments but major NGO’s as well – has been directed towards making sure that these would somehow/sometime become financially self-sustaining i.e. "sustainable". The idea was that once the initial investment had been made – mostly in providing hardware/software and some period of supported connectivity – that Telecentres would somehow magically be able to transform themselves into "social enterprises" which could get enough revenue from their local communities...
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More than a third of consumers plan iPhone 5 purchase

More than a third of consumers plan iPhone 5 purchase | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
More than a third of people plan to buy an iPhone 5 despite not knowing
anything about it, a new survey has found.
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Simple tech aids developing world

Simple tech aids developing world | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
A range of simple technology is being developed by TED fellows that could transform lives in the developing world.
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Mobile reporting: New web resource offers tips, tools and case studies

Mobile reporting: New web resource offers tips, tools and case studies | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
The Mobile Media Toolkit offers comprehensive guides to key mobile reporting, delivery and engagement skills, a guide to the latest mobile tech tools and more than a dozen case studies of mobile media projects from Sri Lanka to South Africa.
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Q&A: Google wants more African content online | IFAP Information Society Observatory

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Listing the African Tech Hubs

Listing the African Tech Hubs | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Connecting young entrepreneurs, web and mobile-phone programmers, designers, and investors. Few concepts in Africa drives more excitement, collaboration, and promise than the tech hub.
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YouTube responsible for 22% of all mobile bandwidth

YouTube responsible for 22% of all mobile bandwidth | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Close to a quarter of all global mobile bandwidth is consumed by people watching YouTube videos, according to a new report from network management vendor Allot Communications.
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Top Trends of 2011: Second Screen Apps

Top Trends of 2011: Second Screen Apps | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
This week we're reviewing 5 trends that have helped define 2011. So far we've covered online privacy, group messaging and HTML5.
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Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it?

Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it? | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Simon Rogers: Our 10 point guide to data journalism and how it's changingHere's an interesting thing: data journalism is becoming part of the establishment.
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Web Activism: The great leveller

Web Activism: The great leveller | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
In the first of a short series of blog posts sponsored by Omidyar Network, Robin Hough examines how grass roots web-based communities have taken a lead from online giants by bringing internet activism into the offline world (RT @phat_controller: Omidyar...
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Sustainable Agriculture Development And Ict

Sustainable Agriculture Development And Ict | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Sustainable Agriculture Development And Ict ABSTRACT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT AND ICT   D.AMUTHA M.A.M.PHIL ASST.PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS ST. MARY'S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS) TUTICORIN.
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ICTS for a Better Future in Rural Areas

ICTS for a Better Future in Rural Areas | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
The ITU film explores how ICTs contribute to a better life as these evolving technologies power the engines that drive every aspect of today's world.
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Google Opens SMS-to-chat Gateway to More African Countries

Google Opens SMS-to-chat Gateway to More African Countries | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Google already allows Gmail users to exchange chat messages with mobile phone users via SMS in 23 countries worldwide, but now French mobile phone operator...
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ICT4RD 2011: Information Communication Technologies for Rural Development

ICT4RD 2011: Information Communication Technologies for Rural Development | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
The use of ICTs among people in rural areas in Africa is growing rapidly. Mobile coverage reaches further than roads, electricity, sanitation or clean water. ICTs - and in particular mobile technology - provide access to information and communication, complement successful development initiatives, drive innovation and empower communities and individuals to co-create new solutions.
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iPhone or Android? Governments Ponder App Development Strategies

iPhone or Android? Governments Ponder App Development Strategies | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Governments deciding where to start in the wild world of apps and the mobile Web.
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Scientific Commons: ICT to disempower? A perspective on ICT as postmodern agent (2010), 2010 [Nel, D F, Kroeze, Jan H, Lotriet, H]

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Cell vs. Internet: The Impact on Democratization in Africa

This paper presents an empirical assessment of the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on political development in sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis, based on the Mo Ibrahim indicators of democracy in Africa for 2008, reveals a close alignment between ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa and democratization – or political development broadly defined.
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Where is Social Media Taking Education?

Where is Social Media Taking Education? | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
by Eduemic
So what are the benefits of online learning? For those of you who are not enrolled in post-secondary education, a platform such as Learnville could provide a viable alternative to learning, and as a bonus, in the comfort of your own home.
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The History of Programming Languages [Infographic]

The History of Programming Languages [Infographic] | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Rackspace recently published a nice infographic on the evolution of programming languages. It starts with FORTRAN and COBOL and runs through Ruby on Rails (which, yes, is a framework and not a language).
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Catch the London Underground with Google Maps

Catch the London Underground with Google Maps | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
Today, Google Maps added public transport directions for London within Google Maps, including Google Maps for mobile on iOS, Blackberry, and Android-powered devices.
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ICT4D Symposium 2011 | Annual Conference of the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the Area of ICT4D

ICT4D Symposium 2011 | Annual Conference of the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the Area of ICT4D | ICT4D Digested | Scoop.it
What a week! Accepted to www.ipid2011.com too, for presenting my PhD proposal and to learn from attendants other ways to address it!
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