A Social Venture & Usability Experiment coordinated by:
BRINGING FREE WIFI TO ONE CITY IN INDIA BY THE START OF 2015!
Passionate about Internet and Information as a Human Right? Would you like to be the one to provide Muft (free) Wifi in your city? Would you like to participate? We need an awesome army to fight the through the existing system!
Project Volunteers Needed:
Documentary Freelancers, Video Experts:
We need a short documentary explaining the problems with internet access in India. The problems go beyond social and political. We need to talk about diversity, lack of localization and completely unrealistically designed apps for the local average Indian citizen. Doğa Zeren Anil Kapur Slavik Bihun – Would you know someone interested in making documentaries for a social issues and human rights? We need it to be low cost and has to be shot in India.
Brand Identity Designers:
Designers with some knowledge in UX – We aren’t really a brand. We are a NOT FOR PROFIT social business. However, since we will be working with some douchebag big telecom & advertising companies. We need a very classy design language..
The challenge for the logo it is understandable and appealing to all the stakeholders of the project – the users, the investors, the clients etc . India has 30+ spoken languages with 1600 dialects. The brand needs to aim being “text free”. Simple visuals, classy and big boy google style. Think you’re up for the challenge?
Lawyers (ICT, Intellectual Property, Telecom):
This is one of the most tricky parts. A hundred different permissions required from Municipalities, Ministry of Information, Department of Cyber Security, Department of Telecommunications etc. The list is endless.
Even if we sail smoothly through all the permissions, I am sure that some assh*le corporate, politician or a religious activist nut is going to try and create problems.
No matter how good an idea is, some people aren’t gonna be happy with it. We need strong minded and conscious lawyers to ward off the big boys who try to spoil the party.
Network (and firewall) specialists:
Hackers, we need you. Before we launch the private project, we are inviting several ethical Hacker organizations to try and Hack into our free wifi system. The person who manages to hack into our system get a cash prize.
With a possibility of data from a billion+ user accounts at stake, we can definitely not risk people stealing our user data. Er Vipul Patel Mahendra Nagle Bhavin Shah Amit Goyal Amit Mehta- Would guys know some people who can help us with this?
Marketing Gurus, Content Geniuses, Bloggers – Helps spread the word!
Well, you could be a digital or social media marketer, an advertising specialist, a creative designer or simply an enthusiast who wants to help us get the word out. We need your ideas. We need your strategy. We invite digital and social agencies as well to partner us in this idea. We are looking at ways agencies can ask their clients to invest into our idea. We will manage the entire set up, provide the hardware, deal with the ISPs, manage permissions – and in exchange your clients. Think of ways we could get the word out and get sponsors for this idea!
Young Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
Our business model will be open with a detailed step-by-step wiki on how someone could replicate our business. We encourage young entrepreneurs and existing business owners to get inspired and adopt the same (or similar) business model whereby they can provide people with free internet in their villages, cities or towns. Shreyas Sirigeri
We are also looking for young companies to practice social reponsibility by investing into the idea of providing a billion people in the world with Free WiFi! Müller-Dechent Marcus Ravik Philippa Main
All Your Grandmothers – Usability Testers
A huge part of usage studies comes from extreme users. Volunteer your grandma to test out our service. Her success determines the success of our product’s experience.
Politicians and Government Officials
Interested in winning your next election or want to do some actual good for the citizens of India? Join our idea, help us give your city/town/village free wifi and become famous!