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Payal Arora’s TEDx talk ‘Who is in charge of the future of the Internet?” is officially out

New article out by Arora and Scheiber in the MC&S Journal on

What do we really know about half of the world’s population who live on 2 dollars a day? How does their digital usage shape the future of the internet?

If we have been paying attention in the last five years, we will see that much of what the poor are doing online are far from our traditional understandings fed to us over the decades. Instead of the much celebrated media stories of farmers checking crop prices, rural women searching for health information and the deprived youth learning math through mobile apps, Arora will take you on a different journey, one infused with sex, romance, socializing, and gaming. She pushes us to move past our preconceptions of the poor if we are to understand what the digital future will look like. 

Click here to watch the TEDx Talk.