Tuesday, 2 November 2010


I've just learned about txteagle, a company that connects organisations to the millions of mobile phone users in East Africa.

Nathan Eagle, CEO, suggests that western firms break their tedious tasks down into SMS-sized chunks and pay a few pennies for each one that's completed. It's Amazon's Mechanical Turk taken to extreme.

Couldn't txteagle also be used to gather feedback on development projects? The service is big in Kenya. People on the ground could tell us how this is getting on for example.