Designs progressing for Internet outreach: Internet.org

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook has announced that progress is being made in the design of light aircraft that could enable the Internet to cover areas of the world currently lacking an online footprint. As he writes on Facebook: “I’m excited to announce we’ve completed construction of our first full scale […] Read more »

Internet.org launches in Bolivia

Internet.org just launched in Bolivia, giving people on the VIVA network access to free basic internet services, writes Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. Less than half of Bolivia uses the internet today, so offering people free services for health, education, communication and local information will help introduce them to the entire […] Read more »

Internet could empower those new to the web

Mark Zuckerberg opened up his page to questions for one hour recently and who should drop by but none other than entrepreneur Richard Branson. Here is the exchange: Richard Branson: Hi Mark. I share your view that it is crucial to connect the two thirds of the world that don’t […] Read more »

When the grandmothers awoke

Given the global challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, we can no longer afford to maintain artificial divisions between peoples and nations. Learning from the indigenous peoples of the world, along with the wisdom-keepers of all cultures and faith traditions, we must begin to understand ourselves as part of […] Read more »

Expanding the internet in Brazil

Mark Zuckerberg recently met with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil during which he says they had a good discussion about working together to connect more people to the internet in Brazil. Zuckerberg writes: “One project we announced today is a trial connectivity program in the Heliopolis favela in São Paulo. […] Read more »

Internet.org begins to reach out

Mark Zuckerberg recently reached out on his personal Facebook page to alert his followers to a ground-breaking development that will help spread the internet to the billions of people – over 3 billion – who currently are not connected to the web. Zuckerberg wrote: “As part of our Internet.org effort […] Read more »

Welcome to Earth Community News

Earth Community News aims to provide news and insight from ethnic and grassroots communities around the world, as well as the infrastructure, tools and technology being developed to allow people to connect to each online. Our news service will offer the following categories: – Community Stories – Community developments, challenges, […] Read more »