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Monthly Archives: February 2012
@Chiefkariuki is Africa’s new novelty, thanks to Associated Press. A chief in Kenya, Francis Kariuki, says he uses twitter to communicate with his villagers. His village is called Lanet Umoja and is 160 kilometres west of the capital, Nairobi. One … Continue reading
The postscript – in Africa – is the most important part of this title. Many places you go, people are quick to talk Apple and Android (and at a push, Blackberry) when talking of the future. But really, do they … Continue reading
Here is an interesting story about how social media interacts with other media (and other variables) to get the world’s attention – or not. Syria has been in crisis for 11 months. While it’s definitely a feature on the twitter … Continue reading
Long live learning!
Here is a great story from Kenya about how local skill triumphed to build a local system for a local problem. The Kenyan government recognised in 2010 that it had a problem with identifying, and therefore treating, infectious diseases. So … Continue reading