GLOBAL – It’s Friday and that means one thing. It’s time to boot up the RSS reader and share the snippets of news, new ideas and interesting resources that we’ve stumbled across during the week. A lot of bloggers seem to be on Summer Holidays right now, but we’ve still managed to find some interesting picks for our mix, covering sharing mobile content, the cost of the mobile internet, and rich reading for kids.
- Beta Labs introduce Nokia Interactive Rich Reading which looks quite fun if you’ve got young kids. Elmo from Sesame Street joins in and asks questions during the story. Apparently, the more children talk while reading a story, the better the impact on vocabulary development.
- Not sure how to best share the content you’ve created on your Symbian phone? David Gilson at AllAboutSymbian is on hand to walk you through a slew of options, without even touching on plugging in a cable or activating Bluetooth. Read the comments, too, for some handy advanced tips.
- We love a nice infographic. Here’s one from from Android Tablet Fanatic about mobile internet costs around the world. South Korea, Japan and Finland offer the best value for heavy usage, it seems. While US readers will be not-so-delighted to learn that they pay the most for fast mobile internet.
- Here’s another infographic, this time from the enovate blog, covering mobile use in China. Computers are still the dominant entertainment and communication device for young people in China, but mobiles are catching up fast with 31 per cent saying it’s their main entertainment and communication medium.
- The Guardian writes about Africa’s mobile economic revolution, a topic we’ve touched on here before. “The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare.”
- MobileActive introduce the Mobile Media Toolkit. What’s that? It’s a series of guides, articles and resources for budding citizen journalists who want to use their mobile phones for creating content. There’s already lots of excellent stuff to read, so put it in your bookmarks.
What else should we be reading? Let us know in the comments.