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This article was published on July 31, 2008

    Fm transmitters, socializing in an offline world

    Fm transmitters, socializing in an offline world
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    Business development manager in Shanghai, always up to play with shiny gadgets, firecrackers or eat Shabu shabu. (Japanese hotpot)         Business development manager in Shanghai, always up to play with shiny gadgets, firecrackers or eat Shabu shabu. (Japanese hotpot)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Check out joop.in                                                                                                                               • Got Twitter? ♥ -> @Joop

    This map represents how the Internet assets are distributed across the world; there is a lack of internet accessibility in big parts of South America, Australia and especially Africa. Without the web it’s hard to get online information, and social networking is even harder to do. Or is it? Juan Esteban Rios Delgado created a way for socializing with your network without the use of the Internet.

    The humanitarian designer just graduated at the design academy in the Netherlands, and made a communication tool based on a FM transmitter. The goal is to create communities like Myspace and Facebook available to everyone. The transmitters are cheap, portable and mechanically powered. (read more)