Cell Phones: Changing the Developing World

As a follow-up to Friday’s post on the impact that cell phones have had on the world, here is a link to CNN’s article on seven ways that cell phones have changed developing countries.

A story published on their website on Sept. 14th explores the following areas that changed due to an increase in cell phone coverage:

* Banking (Allowing people to check their balance, pay online bills, etc.);

* Activisim (The Arab spring is a strong example of how people can become involved and know where things are going to happen);

* Education (Allows teaches to be more connected with other education systems. Also allows assistance for functions such as dictionaries or calculators);

* Entertainment (Allowing people to listen to music and watch films on their phone – wherever they are);

* Disaster Relief (Providing assistance to disaster relief specialists to know where people are that need help);

* Farming (Helping people keep track of where products are and learn about new agricultural traits);

* And health awareness (Raising awareness about health concerns and how to get medical assistance).

To read the full impact, click here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/13/world/africa/mobile-phones-change-africa/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

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