SOCIAL MEDIA

Politicians Twitter accounts are the most useless twitter accounts to follow on Twitter

Politicians are the most useless tweeps to follow on twitter, according to the  study by Burson-Marsteller .  The study shows that almost two-thirds of world leaders have a Twitter account….

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Social Media, Why do Kenyan Top Managers Find it so hard to understand

The other day somebody asked me define to her what is social media and why many companies and businesses find it hard to understand and operate in. From the beginning…

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Online reactions to Miguna Miguna’s Book

The man of  the moment or the man on the run  Mr. Miguna Miguna left for Canada after causing a real storm in Kenya. Former Grand Coalition advisor to Prime…

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BLOGGING

Some Pics from Global Voices Summit

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Barclays Kenya Throws Their Customer’s Account Balance to the Social media Jungle

Social Media is a boon for brands. It is a free medium where brands get to interact directly with their customers, and in some cases, they can even partly port…

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BLOGGING

Global Voice Summit Kicks Off in Nairobi Kenya

Global Voice Summit kicks off today at Pride Inn Hotel in Nairobi Kenya. The two-day event  convenes bloggers, activists and technologists for public discussions and workshops about the rise of online…

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Bring Zack Back Home Campaign…Here is the part of the story #BringZackBackHome

Since I came to know about Bring Zack Back Home campaign, I have done a few inquiries here and there looking for the background info. Unfortunately some people who have…

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Twitter Big Stick-Companies and people behaving badly

The last time I wrote about the TwitterBigStick I looked at its effectiveness, and the consensus was it is a great idea but there is a need for some improvement….

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MEDIA HOUSES

Safaricom Guidelines against Sending Hate Political SMS

For those planning to send Political Bulk SMS here are the Safaricom tough guidelines for Content & Premium Service.  The guidelines includes the use of  Short Message Service (SMS), Multi…

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Workshop-Demystifying Social Media for Business

When comes to social media in Kenya, many businesses are still on the dark. Well here is something for you Workshop on Demystifying Social Media for Business When: June 22nd…

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Ugandans on Twitter outraged by Spain Prime Minister’s SMS to Finance Minister..

Ugandans on Twitter reacted angrily to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after he reportedly texeted the Finance Minister “We’re the number four power in Europe, Spain is not Uganda”. It…

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Reasons why #TwitterBigStick is a very Small Stick

In the last few days I have been studying the effect of the popular Kenyan twitter hashtag #TwitterBigStick started by the one and only Sunny Bindra. My interest had been…

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BLOGGING

Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2012

There is a chance for six Kenyan based bloggers to attend Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2012 in July. The event will take place  in Nairobi on July 2-3, 2012. Bloggers,…

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Facebook IPO -Traded 82 Million shares in the first 30 seconds

If you are  involved in the tech space then you just have to sit back and admire what Mark Zuckerberg and Co. have done with  Facebook over the last 8…

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Google Going Back to the Roots- the Knowledge Graph

When I think of Google, the first thing in my mind is “the know it all”, the giant that gets you what you want from the internet. Then somehow sometime…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Fellowships being offered up in the fields of new media and digital innovation. Apply!

  Summer Digital Innovation Fellowships   shiftLabs — Innovation for change powered by Oxfam, is proud to announce three summer fellowships for students and recent graduates. Summer Digital Innovation Fellowships…

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8 Topics to Avoid on twitter In Kenya

I have seen many people complain that the Twitter they joined and how they used to interact back in the days is completely different from the current pathetic state of…

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BLOGGING

Call to techies and problem solvers!

A big thank you as always to Kachwanya who allows me to re-post and post content on his brand. As a follow up to the last article I posted here…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Social Media greater than “a few Twitter Hashtags”

This is a re-post of an article that I had the honor of writing in www.cio.co.ke in response to Sunny Bindra’s article within the same publication. As a follow up…

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MamaMikes is Looking for Social Media Expert/Guru -Job opportunity

You call yourself Social Media Guru, expert or wehatever? Here is your chance..  MamaMikes is looking for a person to help them with Social Media.On their own words: We are…

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The annual E-Tourism East Africa conference Opens in Nairobi

E-Tourism East Africa conference opens in Nairobi this morning.  This is the third international online tourism conference for East Africa.  This year’s conference brought together some of the world’s leading…

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From a Football Match To an Ethno-Political Argument on Twitter

It would be unfortunate for a man who lives in a thatched house to play a game with fire. Just as it would be unfortunate for people in our country…

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MEDIA HOUSES

244 Years Later, No More Encyclopedia Britannica In Print: Are These The Last Days?

Encyclopedia Britannica might have lost its relevance years ago to many, but when they officially announced that after 244 years of print they were going to stop, it came as…

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BLOGGING

BAKE announces The BAKE Blog Awards.

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) announced The BAKE Blog Awards. In a bid to reward exceptional bloggers and to also promote content creation in Kenya, BAKE will be organizing bloggers…

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Orange Kenya, Is Anybody Out There?

You think you have had a bad customer service experience, until you find yourself on the receiving end of what Orange Kenya calls customer service. In today’s corporate environment where…

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Twitter has acquired Posterous

Twitter has acquired the increasingly popular blogging platform Posterous. Sanchin Agarwal broke the news on Posterous blog: The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier…

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A terrorist Attack is Violence, #SomeontellKenyans to Apologize to CNN

Why are Kenyans so angry at CNN? .  After a grenade attack on Nairobi Machakos bus station killed at least six people and wounded 63 ,CNN  was on the ground…

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BLOGGING

Rumors: CNN to buy Mashable for Ksh.16.5 billion ($200 million)

Rumors from  SXSW …CNN to  buy Mashable for more than $200 million dollars and the announcement is expected tomorrow Tuesday. According to  in.reuters.com  : Reuters blogger Felix Salmon has learned from…

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BLOGGING

There are over 181 million blogs around the world and Women make up the majority of bloggers

By the end of 2011, NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey company, tracked over 181 million blogs around the world, up from 36 million in 2006 According to blog.nielsen.com  6.7 million people publish blogs on…

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TECH NEWS

On Land and On Twitter is Kenyan Defense Forces Winning the war?

The Kenyan Army fight against Al Shabaab has been carried out on Land, Sea, Air and Online. Traditionally we are used to the first three, but the online war which…

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