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How SMS messaging is changing the world (Infographic)

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Though we think of texting as just as a means of day-to-day communication, it has been utilized in developing countries in a variety of ingenious ways to improve the lives of the people there. Surprisingly, cell phones in the developing world are both cheaper and more ubiquitous than many basic services we take for granted, such as brick-and-mortar banks and, in some countries, even electricity. Entrepreneurs and social activists alike have taken advantage of this fact in some incredible ways. This infographic details several of them.

A former Social Media consultant at AOL, Greg Voakes regularly contributes his written work as well as Data Visualizations (Infographics) to publishers all across the Web. He is a regular contributor to Guyism.com, Men’s Fitness, and owns/operates a humor blog called Fork Party.

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