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New connection for the South of the world

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It is called O3b and stands for other3billion: that’s to say the 3 billion people who are not connected yet to the Internet. It is a new initiative funded by Google, Liberty Global, and HSBC to build a new telecommunications infrastructure, with 16 satellites, offering high-speed, low-cost Internet connectivity to emerging countries.

The service is supposed to become active in 2010. It seems very close, so I suggest we immediately start thinking how to exploit this new potentiality, preparing new mobile and Internet services of the future.

In this sense, I very much agree with Dion Hinchcliffe when, mentioning the peculiarities of the web, he underlies the need for a deeper knowledge of its mechanism. I see it fundamental to well interpret the Internet and get the best out of it.

The Jakob’s law

“Users spend most of their time on other sites”

can be a good stimulus in this sense.

Author: Luca Servo @ talksharelearn

Passionate about social media, development projects and the world. Currently, I’m supporting the Emergency Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in managing its online communication through the website, the social media and the mobile apps.

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