Facebook Finds 3.2 Billion People Had Internet Access In 2015 - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Facebook Finds 3.2 Billion People Had Internet Access In 2015
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
yalanand
50%
50%
yalanand,
User Rank: Ninja
2/26/2016 | 2:13:57 AM
Re: Build it and they will come No Longer works in the Current Dispensation of Ad-Blocking.
What I really don't like about Facebook is how it almost tricked India out of Net Neutrality. Facebook is the prime example of corporate greed, and they aren't afraid to tread on human lives that are dependent on internet for the sake of dollars. Pathetic.
yalanand
50%
50%
yalanand,
User Rank: Ninja
2/26/2016 | 2:12:00 AM
Re: Numbers
3.2 billion is still less. However I'm really concerned how Facebook collected the data. They already appear to be treading on the online rights of a person.
GAProgrammer
50%
50%
GAProgrammer,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2016 | 3:39:09 PM
Agreed!
The article makes a point that a vast majority of the unconnected people "don't know what it can do for them". I would take a guess that many of these same people view other technologies that we consider "essential" in the same way, such as cell phones, etc. First world citizens often make the mistake of viewing the rest of the world through their eyes, as if this is the only/superior way to live. Many of these people live happy, content lives without every touching the Internet and could care less. Granted, many also live in poverty and live miserable lives, but we should not be so arrogant as to assume that life without Internet is some horrible, destitute, barren wasteland of misery.

The Internet does not guarantee success or happiness in life - the millions of people living in projects in the US who get free Internet are living proof of that. However, I do concede that it does OFFER opportunity, which the article also points out well.
mak63
50%
50%
mak63,
User Rank: Ninja
2/24/2016 | 4:45:55 PM
Numbers
3.2 billion worldwide is not bad. Of course, is not ideal, but not catastrophic either.
The report looks very interesting. I'm gonna take a look.
Ashu001
100%
0%
Ashu001,
User Rank: Ninja
2/24/2016 | 8:27:30 AM
Build it and they will come No Longer works in the Current Dispensation of Ad-Blocking.
Dawn,

The way you are pointing out(Its FB's view after all) is that FB has an altruistic reason/rationale behind pushing more folks online.Of course,they are in it for the Money.

However,the old model(which FB and Google benefitted from)-Selling Advertisers Eye-balls is dying as we speak because of Companies like Shine Technologies who are tying up with Mobile Networks like Digicel,Three UK,etc to BLOCK all Ads on their Mobile Networks.They believe -"We Don't believe that Consumers pay for Data which is then used just to view Ads".

Please see the following articles below which illustrate this serious issue-

www.businessinsider.com/been-choice-mobile-ad-blocker-blocks-facebook-ads-2015-10

& www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-18/why-carriers-want-to-delete-whatsapp

& www.wsj.com/articles/two-european-carriers-to-adopt-ad-blocking-technology-1455858446

And I agree wholeheartedly with their opinion and Feel very stongly why should Consumers pay to have their Tiny Screens constantly bombarded with Ads?

Been Choice(one of the companies profiled here) seems to have the right idea,I have similar ideas piloted in India and China today(via companies like Tata Indicom,Micromax,China Mobile,etc) where the Consumer is PAID to view ads.

Sometimes in the form of Phone Credit,Sometimes in the form of Amazon/iTunes/Paypal Gift vouchers,etc.

This way,Consumers views are taken into consideration and they get compensated for the Data that they have to pay for viewing this Data-Hungry Video Ads.Unfortunately,FB and Google have very little role to play here (if Telecom Companies start pushing only their own Advertising Networks/Aggregators on their own Data Pipes).

One wonders how /why these companies have struggled to understand this basic concept for so long.

 

 

 

 
<<   <   Page 2 / 2


State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
Augmented Analytics Drives Next Wave of AI, Machine Learning, BI
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/19/2020
Slideshows
How Startup Innovation Can Help Enterprises Face COVID-19
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  3/24/2020
Commentary
Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  3/23/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll