Our top tweets from 2013


1. Mobile banking: Is it a phone, is it a bank? Safaricom widens its services to include savings/loans – http://ow.ly/jzNcV 

2. @USAID announces 10 Feed the Future Innovation Labs to increase food security & help farmers boost incomes. http://1.usa.gov/16MWHNO

3. So cool. @thekopernik uses SWEETLab sensors + @FrontlineSMS to gather user feedback, improve product line. http://goo.gl/HWKYtp  #Indonesia

4. “Keeping rural #water systems working is perhaps even more important than building them.” http://ow.ly/mpg4M 

5. An Anti-iPad for #India (and why the West doesn’t understand mobile business in the developing world) – http://www.technologyreview.com/news/511801/an-anti-ipad-for-india/

6. Why does #Kenya lead the world in mobile money? @TheEconomist explains: http://ow.ly/lUM42 

7. Rwandan govt announces plans to provide high-speed 4G internet to 95% of citizens in the next three years – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/11/rwanda-4g-internet-south-korea

8. BOOK: “Ethnography and the City” is a collection of ethnographic research methods from esteemed urban ethnographers – http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415808385/

9. @ProximityDesign on how to design products for people making $2/day: http://bit.ly/12yLiCW  #Myanmar

10. VIDEO: Why promising innovations fail to deliver… “Crossing the ‘Last Mile’: Delivery Strategies for the BoP” http://skoll.wf/13VwCt8 

11. Samsung unveils their “Solar Powered Health Centre” model in #Africahttp://ow.ly/jaH2d 

12. “The worst thing that can happen for the poor is that the next generation of entrepreneurs end up in Silicon Valley.” http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682004/how-misinformed-ideas-about-profit-are-holding-back-the-worlds-poor