The heat rises as Africa explores the world-wide-web. The world’s poorest continent is, not surprisingly, also its least wired. With the introduction of online access also came the opening of the doors to learning. By prying open the stranglehold that repressive regimes once held on the news, it has become, in the hands of ingenious Africans, a powerful tool for democratization and even disaster relief.
Gullible Americans? Word has it that Americans receive fewer ads via text messages than their European counterparts, yet are more likely respond. This tidbit comes from M:Metrics a mobile measurement firm from Seattle, via Seattle Times technology columnist Tricia Duryee, who writes: