Zuckerberg, Facebook, Internet.org and Indian villages
Facebook is working towards making many of the visions of Mark and objectives of Internet.org into a reality
What is the relationship between a typical Indian village, Facebook, Internet.org and Mark Zuckerberg? It was 10 October, last month, that Zuckerberg visited an unheard of village called Chandauli in Umrain block of Alwar district in Rajasthan. The visit was not incidental nor was accidental. It had been planned more than a month in advance with the coordination of Facebook’s offices. The brief was very clear from our friends at Facebook in Delhi: “Mark wants to see, meet and experience a rural community resource centre which would be equipped with digital tools including Internet connectivity and the impact could be seen in terms of youth using Internet extensively on smartphones."