Web Literacy & Mobile for Development

Within the decade, fully half the planet will have access to a smartphone. The hardware is undergoing commoditization and network coverage is expanding faster than anyone imagined. Mozilla is participating in this transition with Firefox OS and by bringing ultra-low cost devices to market (like the $33 phone that just launched in India). As Mozilla […]

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The Web Is Changing

I spent 2 years of my life running a small media rights advocacy organization, the Open Video Alliance. We started in 2009, only a few years after YouTube came online, when people talked in glowing terms about how web video would benefit democracy. More diverse perspectives, less media consolidation, more participatory culture. All of that […]


Hi, I’m Ben. I lead new program development at Mozilla and teach at NYU ITP. Director of the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference. Co-founder of the Open Video Alliance and the Open Video Conference.

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