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  • Crisis!

    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Why Al Jazeera Might Be The News House of The Decade!

    I happened to grow up at a time when there was significant change in the world in and around me. In the early nineties, Kenya’s first private TV station signed up to rebroadcast CNN, which filled up a significant chunk of their 24hr programming. In fact such a concept was by itself extraordinary given that [...]

  • Social Media; Catalysis of Modern Day Revolutions

    There has been a growing debate that seems to have heated up over the past few weeks as hordes of protesters took out to the streets in Tunisia and Egypt. The Iranian election crisis marked an inflexion point for social media, for a period of about two weeks there was sustained attention on Iran by [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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