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Facebook Wants to Be Your One True Login

2010 Feb 22, 3:55Hilarious Internet illiteracy generates tons of confused comments on RWW: '... We've determined by looking at our traffic stats that people are doing Google searches for "facebook login" and coming upon RWW. They see the FB Connect button and assume that RWW is the "new Facebook." Sigh. The Internet Is Hard.'PermalinkCommentsvia:kottke facebook internet identity openid

ยป What is Question Box? | Appfrica

2009 Jul 24, 5:13"Question Box, a service which effectively provides a speaking Wikipedia for people in remote villages in India and Africa without access to the internet and those unable to read."PermalinkCommentsafrica wikipedia internet literacy india

A bold new computer metaphor

2009 Jun 22, 7:00" technology has made it to the late sixth century AD, at best. In the olden days, you see, the upper classes were able to read and write, but they generally preferred not to. They left it to people who had to do it, like scribes and clergymen."PermalinkCommentsliterature paper history literacy religion

Hole-in-the-Wall Experiment

2007 Apr 12, 2:29Social experminet to see what happens when a computer is made publicly available to poor children with no previous knowledge of computers or the English language.PermalinkCommentscomputer computer-literacy india article experiment education internet
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