So here is the answer to the question why Facebook bought Whataps and what it will do with it..
As this article points out “In developing countries like those Internet.org is targeting, many people rely on SMS communications due to a lack of data services. WhatsApp is already popular in many emerging markets, including those in South America and Asia where Facebook’s growth was stagnating.”
The articl;e also offer a good rational for why WhatApps sold and some insights into FB plans for rolling out internet access to the emerging markets that cant afford it.
“Connecting the world” is Facebook’s vision—one that can’t be achieved without the support of other organizations, including the six telecom companies it partnered with for the Internet.org initiative.”
The fact is that 2G and 3G data networks are already available in many underdeveloped countries byt “people just don’t understand the value of the Internet yet.”
Will FB change that? What do you think?