Saturday, July 23, 2005

Mobile phones help alleviate poverty in Philippines?

Technology alone can't fix poverty, but combining it with social, political, and economic measures might have an effect. This experiment in the Philippines might be a sign that the ability to organize simple collective action (like group buys for basic commodities, or the ability to shop for the best price) via mobile telephone could be one useful tool in helping the poorest of the poor make it through the day .


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