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- M-PESA; Beyond The Buzz
I’ve been meaning to pen my thoughts on this over the better half of this year but time has nonetheless been very elusive. I happened to watch a video recording of a panel discussion about technology in Africa and naturally M-PESA seems to permeate through the discussion in one way or another. Two points were [...]
I sat around thinking about a title and nothing sums it up better than crisis. For Kenya is witnessing a major food crisis and it is spawning into smaller and smaller crises mostly contributed by the lack of an effective disaster response government agency. It is encouraging seeing how Kenyans have responded and the drive [...]
- Africa; Potentially A Significant Market/Audience for Facebook to Lose?
I started drafting this post on May 21st 2011 and my thoughts apparently got lost in the bytes only to be revived today and changing the title from Why Facebook Could Be An African Entrepreneurs Biggest Asset simply because Facebook is more than entrepreneurial advantage for Africa and Africans it is a social change agent. [...]
- Hashtags Do Not Manufacture Revolutions
The Iranian Elections and the events unfolding over the Sprig of 2011 most conveniently dubbed as The Arab Spring set about a catharsis of the so called ‘social media revolutions’. Well social media certainly is revolutionary and without a shadow of doubt, social media has significantly contributed to modern day revolutions. Nonetheless this does not [...]
- Africa’s First CMAD; Community Managers Awareness Day
Despite the sporadic traffic apparently influenced by light Monday afternoon showers pouring over Nairobi, the planned meetup evolved into what I’d call a roundup of thought leaders in Kenya’s digital and social media scene. Albeit starting an hour late to accommodate a critical mass of brainpower, the event was a resounding success. Apart from the [...]
- Community Mangers Appreciation Day | #CMAD #CMADNBO
The past year has seen exponential growth of social media use in Kenya. Facebook clearly is leading, but use of Twitter and velocity of information transfer via Twitter is extremely encouraging. Local personalities, brands and organisations are increasingly flocking to Twitter. The question however is what value does this additional information bring to the already [...]
- 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 [...]
- 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 [...]