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Cellphones can improve literacy

  • A recent study by the U.N. education agency revealed that cellphones are resulting in people reading in regions where books are not widely available. 

    UNESCO in Paris mentioned that 774M people all over the world and most people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to cellphones but don't own any books. Reports suggest that these people do the reading on their small-screen devices. 

    One-third of participants read to children using cellphones and the study also mentions that those who read on their devices usually read more. 

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