Inside the Cell Phone File Sharing Networks of Western Africa (Q+A) | Motherboard

Digital filesharing doesn???t need the internet. This is the case at least in Western Africa and other parts of the developing world, where computers aren???t yet consumer goods for most and, even if they were, web access isn???t exactly New York City. Lovers of music still get it done, however, sharing files between knockoff cell phones via bluetooth connections and accumulating song collections in memory cards and bitrates that would probably make most in our lossless world laugh. It???s created a music culture that???s uniquely underground, an awesome anything-goes world of No Limit-style rap marrying Megaman-synth workouts, strange new techno-folks, and various other things so far untaggable.

Via Techdirt.

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