Submissions/Reaching population beyond the "Golden billion"

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 1062
Title of the submission
Reaching population beyond the "Golden billion"
Type of submission
Talk
Author of the submission
Yuri Astrakhan
E-mail address
yurik@wikimedia.org
Username
Yurik
Country of origin
USA
Affiliation
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Yurik
Abstract

Wikipedia has become a household word for most of the active users of the Internet. Yet, in some of the less developed countries, it is possible to have a cellphone, but no regular power to charge it, have desire to learn and grow, yet no cheap fast landline internet connection. wikipedia:Wikipedia Zero attempts to reach places where Internet is a luxury, and turn access to Wikipedia into a ubiquitous free service.

Detailed proposal
Track
WikiCulture & Community
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 min
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
Slides or further information (optional)
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