SOCIAL MEDIA

WhatsApp Encryption

End-End WhatsApp Encryption cannot stop state agencies from reading group messages

The government through National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has set forth to arrest and prosecute WhatsApp Group Administrators administering some 21 county based WhatsApp groups across the country. The…

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Facebook to Stream Live Champions League

Fox Sports has inked a deal with Facebook to provide live streaming of Champions League Games in September. The games will be broadcasted in Spanish and English on the Fox…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Ezekiel Mutua bans 5 DStv and GOtv programmes

It is been a while before Ezekiel Mutua trended on Twitter – probably because over the last few weeks Twitter trends have largely been fueled by Jubilee campaigns and NASA’s…

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BLOGGING

The Growth of Kenyan Blogging And Social Media Communities

Looking back to 2011 as we were thinking about the idea of building a community of bloggers, I see why we need to be proud of the progress we have…

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MEDIA HOUSES

DStv Compact and Compact+ customers to be treated to Premium Packages

MultiChoice is spreading some love to its DStv Compact and Compact + customers by having an Open Window showcasing three top Premium channels. From 29 May to 23 June 2017,…

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MEDIA HOUSES

This is how you can somehow afford to watch ShowMax on mobile data

It is exactly two weeks since I wrote that Kenyans can hardly afford to watch YouTube, let alone ShowMax content. A few days after publishing the article, I received an…

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OTHERS

Maalox Lemon stick for Ulcers and Heartburn is now available in pharmacies across Kenya

It was past 11pm when she started wriggling in pain – the  kind of pain that stitches and stretches the stomach lining, the ulcers pain. Bad news, at 11pm there…

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There was a WhatsApp Global Blackout

Do not boot your boyfriend just yet if you sent him a message on WhatsApp past midnight and he never bothered to reply promptly. It is isn’t his fault, the…

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BLOGGING

Kenyan Bloggers should rise up to the occasion and tell the Kenyan story in depth and in style

Kenyan bloggers take note: the views in this article are strictly mine. Kennedy Kachwanya who is the chairman of Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has not contributed to nor endorsed…

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Go ahead and nominate your SM bigwig for OLX 2017 SoMA Awards

Nominations have opened for the OLX 2017 SoMA (Social Media Awards). Following the launch of this year’s Awards, Kenyans can now nominate individuals and organisations who have made significant positive…

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BLOGGING

Deadline for submissions into The BAKE Awards looms

10th March  2017. This is the set deadline for submissions to The BAKE(Bloggers Association of Kenya)  awards. The association of Bloggers which has been supporting and celebrating  Kenyan bloggers for over…

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Twitter

Twitter to introduce new measures to curb abuse on the platform

This week Twitter announced three changes related to taming rampant abuse that has been on the rise on the platform. These changes are namely: Stopping the creation of new abusive…

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BLOGGING

Ford Motor company is the lifestyle category sponsor in the BAKE Awards 2017

Ford Motor Company has stepped in as this year’s Lifestyle category sponsor for the Bloggers Association of Kenya awards. The motor company is a first-time sponsor of the awards now in…

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Microsoft caught up in  LinkedIn phishing scam.

A phishing scam is doing rounds on Microsoft’s professional platform, LinkedIn. Users of the site which is not among the best known for tight security have been receiving an email…

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Your Social media accounts and browser history will be Key to enter America

Not so long after Donald J Trump launched the outrageous executive immigration order, that bars entrance of people of certain origin to the United States of America, the Trump administration…

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How to chalk out Twitter marketing strategy for your business?

Twitter is one of the popular social media platforms and microblogging tool which supports messages also called as tweets that are limited to maximum of 140 characters. Twitter was reportedly…

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Mod Apps: How to get extra features for your Whatsapp, Instagram and Telegram

There is a joke about people switching between 3-4 apps all day. This much borders on the truth and the reality of our online lives. Well, why don’t we make…

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MEDIA HOUSES

New ratings and audience share for Radio and Television stations in Kenya

The African media landscape is growing ever more diversified. Brands and broadcasters no longer need to make decisions based on outdated information, risking valuable advertising dollars.  GeoPoll has released Q4 overnight media…

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MEDIA HOUSES

Dear Journalists, suing media houses will not stop lay-offs. Unhook yourself already

Media lay-offs have lately become the norm in the Kenyan mainstream media, all in the name of shifting to digital. This is a good step in the right direction for…

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facebook live

Good news to all Facebook Live publishers. Facebook has now made it possible for Pages to go live via a web browser.

Facebook is keen in growing its Live Video platform and the only way to do this is by making it easier for publishers to set up their Live Broadcast. Initially,…

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BLOGGING

Kenyan bloggers: Submissions now open for BAKE Awards 2017

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has launched the competition for the BAKE awards to be held later this year. The competition that kicks off  today will see submissions accepted…

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facebook live 360

Facebook Live Audio is here to assist publishers to go Live in areas with poor network connectivity

Facebook is always working towards giving its community more and more to ensure they remain engaged at all times. Sometimes maybe we need a little less. Thankfully, Facebook also understands…

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background colours/gradient

Facebook will now allow Android users to add custom background colours/gradient to text-only posts

Facebook will now allow you to add background colours/gradient to your posts. This new feature will only work with text-only posts. As of now the feature does not work for…

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Group video chat OTHERS

Facebook Messenger introduces Group Video Chat

First it was Video Calling. Ability to have face-to-face conversations with another party. It was only a matter of time before this feature evolved to reflect our habits. People engage…

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Vine OTHERS

Vine to transition the Vine app to a pared-down Vine Camera which will still allow you to make six-second looping videos

Back in October we reported to you that Twitter was shutting down Vine. There were even allegations that Pornhub was interested in purchasing Vine. Pornhub intended to restore Vine “back…

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Tweet Live Video

You can now create and Tweet Live Video from the Twitter app, powered by Periscope

Live Video is the most exciting way to consume media. This is probably the most immersive way of experiencing what is taking place in different parts of the globe. It…

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Over 1 Billion yahoo accounts hacked, sensitive data stolen

Yahoo is asking its users to change their passwords, review all their accounts for suspicious activity after identifying a new system breach where hackers are believed to have stolen data…

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instagram live OTHERS

Instagram Live rolls out in US with more markets to follow soon

The Facebook owned company, Instagram, has followed in the footsteps off its mother company and launched Live Video broadcasts. You can now share a live video to connect with your…

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skype translator

Skype, powered by Skype Translator, to support real-time translation for calls to mobiles and landlines. This is a right move to curb language barrier.

Language barrier is a hindrance to communication. Skype knows this and that is why back in 2014 the company introduced Skype Translator. Skype Translator makes it easier for you to…

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facebook live 360

Facebook Live 360 – Facebook merges its two video features, Live video streams and 360 degree videos

360 degree videos are awesome. They enable you to re-live an experience as if you were actually there in person. With Facebook’s new feature you can experience the moment when…

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