It is true that one will be able to access and surf without the Internet. Close to a year ago, Mark Zuckerberg had publicized Internet.org, Facebook’s exertion to bring inexpensive internet access to everyone in the world. This would extensively cover access to free basic internet services – tools for health, education, jobs and basic messages. In last one year, while working with mobile operators around the world to deliver on this goal, Facebook has by this time helped 3 million people access the internet who had no access before.
Today, Facebook has familiarized the much awaited Internet.org app. With this app, people can browse a customary of useful health, employment and local information services without data charges. The app purposes to bring more people online and help them learn valuable services they might not have otherwise.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg shared on his Facebook page stating, “Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia. Right now, only 15% of people in Zambia have access to the internet. Soon, everyone will be able to use the internet for free to find jobs, get help with reproductive health and other aspects of health, and use tools like Facebook to stay connected with the people they love. This is a big step forward in achieving the mission of Facebook and Internet.org. We’re looking forward to bringing free basic services to more countries soon.”
Well, it is a great initiative to make people aware of the knowledge that they might be missing because they lack Internet usage. What do you think?