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  • #FindFuel; A Case of Social Media Solving a Practical Problem in Nairobi

    Robert Kunga (@mwirigi) amplified the hashtag #FindFuel to help Nairobi motorists identify petrol stations that had stock amidst the shortage. He aggregated the tweets on the Motogari blog. Within an hour the tag was trending on the local scene, this was around 1430-1530hrs on 3rd May. Most people in the Kenyan tech scene are familiar [...]

  • Social Media

    Social media is no longer a fad. Its changing the way we interact, organise and also how business is done. New ways of doing business have been found, new ways of engaging with stakeholders, end users and citizens continue to emerge. Social media has led to deepening democracy and civic engagement. It has helped leaders [...]

  • A Post on Economics & Politics; The Information Revolution In Africa!

    Tunisia has consistently been blinking on my internet radar this past week. The ‘Jasmine Revolution’ as they call it; resulted in the ousting of Ben Ali, the once strong fisted ruler of Tunisia and darling of the so called ‘Western Friends’ who betrothed him once he opened up Tunisia’s economy to their interests. Many theories [...]

  • Its All Bullish In Kenya

    If there is any time to be an entrepreneur, specifically a techpreneur in Kenya, the time is now. The fundamentals are positive, a growing economy with increasing disposable income, a pro-technology policy approach by the government, high velocity of money circulation influenced by mobile money and an emerging financial services structure based on the mobile [...]

  • Recognising Africa’s Entrepreneurs

    It is often said that small to mid sized entrepreneurs form the basis of modern economies as such enterprises tend to be the engines of production and employment. This results in the respective consumption and growth of economies. A new Africa is in the making; a continent spurred by ambition and enthused with hard work. [...]

  • This is The Time for Kenya’s .com

    I saw this video originally shot sometime in the year 2000 as the description indicates. It brought back vivid memories of the early internet space in Kenya back then. Kelele.com has since shut down, Africa Online gave up the portal business and aligned itself into an ISP, Magical Kenya sold out to the government and [...]

  • Doodles 4 Google Kenya (GoogleDoodleKE)

    About a week ago Chief Nyamweya the gentleman behind The Emergency Web Comic flashed an idea past me. Being a patriotic Kenyan creative, he has been itching to know why Google does not have any doodles for Kenya. The closest they got was an EAC doodle earlier this year. However it is still ironic that [...]

  • On Numbers and Niko Na Safaricom | Part II

    The “Niko Na” campaign consumption over the web eventually petered out after about a week with the exponential growth, smoothing out at about 45,000 hits for the advert and 22,000 hits for the documentary on the making of the advert. At the time of this posting they stand ant 52,000 and 25,000 respectively. There is [...]

  • On Numbers and Niko Na Safaricom | Part I

    The new Safaricom advert seems initially to have ruffled some feathers especially on the Kenyan social media space with hints and rants of plagiarism and lack of originality with a conspicuous semblance to a 2009 Qantas advertisement. Little did the greater world know that both adverts shared similar production and creative leads and that in [...]

  • #KenyaDecides to Take The Local Twitterspace A Notch Higher

    On 4th Aug 2010, Kenya made history by holding a referendum for a new constitution.  Despite a few isolated and rudimentary administrative problems that naturally affect processes of such magnitude, the elections were well managed and peaceful. As a young democracy, Kenya still is experiencing growing pains but it is has been evident, that Kenya [...]

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