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negevrockcity:

Truly cool tech article I just wrote. A Palestinian NGO has developed a service that allows the poor to job hunt via SMS text message - no computers or internet involved.

Awesome article and speaks to the idea of poor people first. So many people in this country could benefit from this type of service except for the fact that the cabal of internet and start-up overlords are probably far too concerned with building smartphone apps. 

I should have grabbed a picture of it but Metro-North trains had an ad showcasing an SMS-based service for finding out train times. This is the kind of stuff we need at least build simultaneously with the flashier smartphone apps. If not the world will rapidly outpace poorer people’s ability to stay competitive and culturally linked to the rest of society, further marginalizing them.