U.S. Will Send Amazon Tablets to Kindle Relationships Abroad
Can Kindle tablets bridge the gap between the U.S. and young people living in far-off corners of the globe?
The State Department and Amazon certainly think so. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos next Wednesday to announce a partnership that will send Kindles jam-packed with useful software to youth around the world.
Called the “Kindle Mobile Learning Initiative,” the program will deliver Kindles that include english language instruction apps and other content in an effort to expose them to American culture.
“This public-private partnership with Amazon.com and the U.S. government will create a global e-reader program that introduces aspects of U.S. society and culture directly to young people, students, and international audiences in new ways and expands English language learning opportunities worldwide,” reads a White House press release.
Currently, further details are scant, but we’ll have more information next Wednesday. For now, tell us your ideas in the comments for how Kindles could be used to connect far-off youth with the United States.