BlackBerry and Twitter a huge success in Venezuela

View Comments

Bloomberg has a great article about the use of BlackBerrys and Twitter in Venezuela. The combination of a BlackBerry and Twitter, is apparently a crucial traffic tool in a country with shoddy road work and hectic driving conditions. Under a group called Trafico, Venezuelans flag potholes and vent frustrations about local infrastructure.

According to RIM, Venezuela’s per- capita use of smartphones outpaces Europe’s. Under Chavez’s currency controls, Venezuelans are allowed $400 annually for online purchases. It seems that they are spending this $400 on a new BlackBerry because it’s a status symbol.

If you’re interested in checking out the service that Venezuelans are using to Tweet traffic reports, try out GroupTweet.

blog comments powered by Disqus



Bad Behavior has blocked 43677 access attempts in the last 7 days.