Walking around Dhaka, we end-up in the middle of a rickshaw community place, where drivers hangout between rides. We meet two drivers, playing games on a smartphone, surrounded by a few others who are simply watching.
Our very first task was to lay the foundation work by defining the different research questions which would shape our methods and approaches.
How can we empower the next billion internet users to become makers of the web ?
I recently joined the Mozilla Foundation to design and implement a field research project that will hopefully help us answer this question. Everyone in the emerging economies, will soon be in possession, if not already, of a smartphone and therefore will access the internet.
But which web will they connect to? Will it be local? Will it be relevant ?