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Texting for Jobs in Kenya
Alex Steffen, 27 Apr 05

Here's a great little bit of leapfrogging. Jobseekers in Kenya are signing up for a service that texts them job openings as they arrive:

In the rural parts of Kenya, jobseekers wishing to use the Internet used to have to travel long distances to the nearest town with a cybercafe. That changed last year with ...a Kenyan firm offering a mobile phone text messaging service that advertises jobs and allows candidates to apply from wherever they are.

There are about half a million Internet users in Kenya. Of these, 90 percent live in the capital Nairobi. [T]here are 3 million mobile phone users in the country of 30 million. [O]ne mobile phone is often shared by several people, especially in the rural areas, so the numbers could actually be higher.

(via SmartMobs)

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