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December 4, 2000
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Filipinos, in their fight against Philippine President Joseph Estrada, have turned to their cell phones. (Real Audio from NPR) Activists are using the technology to organize rallies with thousands of people in days or hours instead of weeks. They are sending 30 million cell phone text messages a day, more than all of Europe combined. Cheap and difficult to censor. I wonder if this will catch on in China?
posted by quirked (1 comment total)

 
There was a very interesting NYT article some months back about cell phone usage in the Philippines. Rebel groups were using them for their main communications link, and the rebels and the army had started texting each other insulting messages.
posted by grimmelm at 11:34 AM on December 4, 2000


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