Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rural Kenyan Chief Finds Notoriety on Twitter

  @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

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The future of handsets – in Africa

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

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Why Syria isn’t in the headlines more

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

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The future belongs to the curious

Long live learning!

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Mobile health – the local way

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

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Social media users need to wise up

– Duncan Alfreds, News24 – Cape Town – Social network users should be more “street smart” on online networks to protect themselves, an expert has said. “I think that social media users need to wise up a little; they need … Continue reading

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