International paradox: Growth without profit

Here’s an interesting article in the New York Times today about the growing demand for online content in emerging markets like Africa and India — which should potentially be a good thing.27globalxlarge11

The ‘International Paradox’ means that content-rich services such as social media (from Facebook to YouTube) are finding that enormous numbers of users in these markets are sucking up bandwidth — without any corresponding revenue growth. Read on: In Developing Countries, Web Grows Without Profit.

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