Skip to comments.Facebook Wants to Build 11,000 Drones to Bring Internet to Africa
Posted on 03/04/2014 10:48:02 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
Its a bird! Its a plane! Nope its a Facebook drone.
The social media site reportedly wants to use drones to bring Internet connection to the two thirds of the world that still lack connectivity, starting with parts of Africa. The initiative is part of the internet.org project, which Facebook backs.
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Fine. Do it.
We can’t be the world’s police force, but let’s be the world’s ISP.
Mmmm...might be a little different.
However, being in touch with the rest of the world through the Internet can make huge changes in a society, which is precisely why Muslim countries and dictatorships try to limit it. I hope Boko Haram doesn’t come after them!
Fortunately, the Muslims’ lack of technology wouldn’t allow them to hit a drone, and California is too far away for them get there to behead the Facebook people.
Why do they have to build 11,000 drones. I can find that many working for the government in D.C. in about an hour.
I hope they do not run on oil.....global warming and all that.
I wouldn't know one from the other as I do not believe social networking is any more than a quick and easy way to:
get a divorce
lose your job
get unwanted media attention
stay off the social media.
Yay! Looking forward to more emails from sisters of imprisoned millionaires with money tied up in accounts that only I can help them access!!
Obviously funded 100% by American taxpayers.
Gee what did we ever do before the internet? Let them build the infrastructure like we did.
Well after blowing $18 billion on that one company, they have to do something to make their shareholders happy.
Ugh.... teach them to read first.. and build bathrooms..
Might be possible that these would be dual purpose drones. Zuckerwhatever is in the backpocket of obozo so who knows what purpose these things could serve. The government has to approve the production of these things, so........
For the cost of a drone you could probably give them a cow or a goat, clean water, and a polio shot. All of which would do much more to improve their lives than Facebook.
the wife was asked to join facebook by her maid of honor, who she had not heard from in 20 years.
she signed up and then got pictures of her friend in a burka(nice Polish girl from upstate NY)...she was living in Egypt with her muzzy husband and 2 daughters and probably walking 10 paces behind and not driving. the wife cancelled her Facebook account immediately. The wife feels bad not so much for her friend, but for her 2 daughters who are nothing more than chattel.
Go for it, Zukerberg. Get Bill and Melinda Gates to pony up at least a billion. You guys can feel good about yourselves afterward. The rest of us will sit this one out, thank you.
Just go down to the local DNC and hire 11,000 drones for half the price.
Bring it on over here too while you’re at it!
I think it would be Flys on my Facebook
Making the world safe for Facebook — one drone at a time.
Build 11,000 drones?
They’ve already got millions of drones as members!
Great, the literacy rate is as low as 25% in some African countries. How does Facebook expect their new sub-Saharan customers to effectively communicate to each other who the penis thieves are and who the witches are?
Do they even have the internet in Nigeria?
Believe me, FB wouldn’t be doing this if there weren’t profit involved. And that’s not a bad thing.
Myspace of some other company needs to come out and state, we will have no comments on immigration or other political issues. That is not our desired purpose.
Then have it to where all the facebook data can be quickly transferred from facebook. I would love to see them fall flat on their azzes. There needs to be a good and easy alternative to facebook. Facebook needs to soon be out and something new and non-political needs to take their place.
"Welcome to my webpage. Perhaps you can help me. My late Uncle Gomez left $240 million in a bank account. If you will help me transfer this to the U.S., you can have half!"
Even the almighty Google boys pretty much failed to poach many FBers with their Google+.
Although they claim everybody on YouTube as a Google+ member now which is a bit of a stretch.
I know uncle g. He and his various nephews email me weekly.
Free Republic is social networking. It is like blaming guns for murders. Facebook and the like are just tools. It doesn’t cause divorce. People cause divorce. I do agree that stupid or impulsive people have to be extra careful when using a tool like facebook. I use facebook but I don’t let facebook use it and run my life. I use it for remote networking and don’t divulge much on that site. To each his own.
I assume your name really is Plain Talk and your boss, wife and police have a lock on you and the rest of the “Talk” family.
I would actually support these drones, if and only if, they are militarized and authorized to strike any scammers and internet cafes being used in scams.
It’s amazing the connections Ungle G has. The FBI has contacted me on his behalf and held my money for me. I once even got personal mail from Bernanke asking me to pick up my money.
He must know every barrister in England.
Absolutely! Stone Age black Africans need to learn to read write and compute first. Then agriculture, road construction, framing a house, sewage and water management, and indoor plumbing. Just the usual stuff a modern civilization needs to get started. Even the ancient Greeks and Romans knew this.
will they bring electricity to Africa too?
People don’t. The kids put it out there and talk to their friends. If you are going to make up a name there are other sites that are not social networking you can go to.
I use to get notices wanting me to tell where I was born and where I live. I gave all the info I wanted known so I refused. People who know me know those things already so why let the world know. It is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends who live all over the country plus I get loads of conservative news.
the coal powered chromebook..by google will be airdropped by the millions eliminating the need for any electircal grid!!
given the number of bogus phishing scams vI’e gotten frorm nigerian bankers id guess they must..have the net
They, like Free Republic, are social networking.
I don’t consider it such .....you don’t know who I am...and I don’t broadcast that I am here to anyone....
Mbweki got up today. Ate missionary. Shrunk head. Found FB friend to help me rescue family fortune of dead father killed while running with the wildebeasts. No good gnus. Off to tribal dance. Good day. (Like) (Comment)
That is what you think...
Just kidding. But you are adding your own definition that doesn't exist. You can join FaceBook or many others entirely with fake data.
Or you can be like some of us here that use real names and meet real people through this network. Come join us at the next TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot. Even Jim Robinson has been know to show up at some of them.
I can See It Now!
Ha ha. Good point. Yes Mrs Talk thinks I must be be involved with someone on the Free Republic site. :-).
You are right - Facebook is not anonymous so one has to be disciplined. I love it for networking with distant friends but that is about all I use it for. Your concerns are valid. To each his own. ... and Mrs Talk says Hi.
Great! Facebook for African’s is a priority, especially in a land where an 8 transistor radio out of a Sears catalogue form 1967 is considered hi-tech.
Many in Afrika are ill from some tropical disease or aids. I’m sure having access to facebook will help their situation...no?