Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, just posted a photo of the Philippine tricycle on his Facebook account. This is a relation to the recent launch of Internet.org in the Philippines, a product of Facebook’s partnership with Smart Communications.
The caption on the photo reads:
We’re one step closer to connecting the world as we launched Internet.org in the Philippines today. Now everyone in the country can have free access to internet services for health, education, jobs and communication on the Smart network.
Here’s a photo of Jaime, a driver in Manila who uses Facebook and the internet to stay in touch with loved ones who moved to Dubai.
Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative whose main objective is to make mobile Internet services available to two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected.
Smart is the first telco to launch with Internet.org app in the Philippines, and the launch also marked the first time the Internet.org app will be available in Southeast Asia.
Internet.org can be accessed from the Internet.org Android app or by visiting www.internet.org from a mobile browser.