Author Archives: afrosocialmedia

Keep your children safe on social networks

Update: Here is a great article on what NOT to post online. Social networks like facebook, MXit and twitter allow us to talk to all sorts of people all over the world. A lot of the time, people use pseudonyms … Continue reading

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Social Media in Africa – on Balancing-Act

Talking to Russell Southwood of about social media in Africa, including some examples of campaigns and work done on mobile in Africa.

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Building a social media strategy

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Mobile phones tackle poverty

Forever and a day, there has been much hype about the potential for ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) to change peoples’ lives. While I have never doubted that, it has been something rather obscure to prove. Here is a rather … Continue reading

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How mobile devices have changed the way we consume media

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Google’s new privacy policy – today’s the day

Google implements a new privacy policy today – if you don’t like it, delete your history today. They’ve got a dinky little youtube video which makes it sounds innocuous and helpful. But there is some stiff opposition from some quarters, … Continue reading

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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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