Monthly Archives: April 2010

World Bank gives us statistics – what to do with open data?

This week the World Bank made its statistics freely available on a user-friendly, navigable website.  Who is this for? “The website has something for everyone. Someone who just has one minute and really knows what they’re looking for, to someone … Continue reading

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Get in on the conversation

Last week’s political fiascos (gosh, the choice of links is dazzling — Malema, Terre’Blanche, Visagie … or Malema?) brought a new kind of revolution to the social media landscape in South Africa. The frenzy of activity in a week of political theatrics brought new … Continue reading

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Social media changes war coverage

okay I know this blog is about Africa, and Baghdad isn’t in Africa, but this is an important story about how social media has exposed the senseless killing of citizens and journalists in war… Wikileaks has released a classified US … Continue reading

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