New Delhi: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who began his two-day visit to India, lauded the country ahead of the launch of Internet.org, for showing ability to make great leaps.
Here are the highlights:
- Today only about one-third of people in the world have internet access, connectivity is a human right.
- Technology has to serve the whole society, connectivity cannot be a privilege of the rich and the powerful.
- When the benefits of technology are shared across the whole society, that's when we can make the big leap.
- Because India has embraced science, the next generation has the opportunity to bring the world to India and India to the world.
- Facebook is working extensively in rural India to enhance connectivity. More than 65% people use Facebook in language other than English
- We want to build an Internet that works for all, says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg who is on a two-day visit to India.
- Internet.org is an effort to bring basic internet services to all. We have already helped connect more than 3 million people with this program.
- Over $1 billion fund to encourage people to develop apps in local languages
- We have already helped connect more than 3 million people with this program
- If we can connect people over here, we can help bring this rich Indian culture to the world.
- The ones who are online have better accessibility to the job opportunities, education and technology
Mark Zuckerberg will meet Narendra Modi tomorrow, as he believes that the PM is committed towards connecting villages online.