Noah J Nelson on Monday, Feb. 24th
We like to talk about social media being “disruptive” of traditional business model, but the real news is that social media is the fuel of revolutions. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pushed forward the Arab Spring, and this year the “app of the people” is little known in its native United States.
Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Venezuela had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in the Ukraine.
Tucker’s story details how Venezula’s largest ISP blocked the app, and how Zello’s engineering team crowdsourced ways around the block.