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The 7 Deadly Sins Of Business Blogging

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Business Blogging

Since blogging has become so common, far too many people have fallen into the trap of thinking that it’s easy. This can be a huge mistake, especially for businesses. The simple fact is that your blog can be one of the most important marketing channels you have at your fingertips. The most successful brands use their […]

Kenya Clamps Down On Journalists Covering War On Al-Shabaab

Kenya Clamps Down On Journalists Covering War On Al-Shabaab

On a cold January evening, journalist Yassin Juma was walking to his local pharmacy when he was stopped by four men from the Kenyan police. They escorted him back to his house, where he found 14 people ransacking the place in front of his wife and children. “They were looking for electronics, for laptops,” Juma […]

Emmanuella Samuel Among 10 Nigerian YouTube Stars

Emmanuella Samuel Among 10 Nigerian YouTube Stars

Videos have become an essential part of pop culture and for Generation Z- the kids born with the tech-gene, sharing videos of the things they love, hate or love to hate, has become almost as important as breathing. The result? The evolution of a new species of celebrities, influential and trendsetting non-hollywood types, whose appeal […]

Uzbekistan Launches its 38th Own-Brand Social Network

Uzbekistan Launches its 38th Own-Brand Social Network

The launch of yet another state-run social media site in Uzbekistan has highlighted the government’s contradictory attempts to control the internet. From just 7,500 internet users in 2000, online access as soared in the last 15 years, with current estimates suggesting 12.7 million people in the country are now online. But while the government has […]

Twitter to Eliminate Photos And Video From 140-Character Limit

Twitter to Eliminate Photos And Video From 140-Character Limit

The rumours are true: Twitter is going to stop counting photos and videos in its 140-character limit. But the changes go far beyond what was leaked to Bloomberg in mid-May, and will alter many of the rules that users of the service have come to take for granted. The biggest change comes to the way […]

Burundi Exiles Record Forgotten Victims of Political Crisis

Burundi Exiles Record Forgotten Victims of Political Crisis

By gathering personal testimonies and information on citizen deaths, a project run by Burundians in exile is recording the stories of those killed during the current political crisis. Violence broke out last year when the president, Pierre Nkirunziza, announced plans to run for an unconstitutional third term. Clashes soon escalated, leading to a series of […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Are We Burying Each Other Alive? – A Clarion Call For Our Collective Consciousness

I am always struck by the numbers of comments and responses on Nigerian social media or in particular the print media on anything to do with a scandal, politics and maybe religion. They sometimes run into the hundreds and customarily after the initial few responses that actually speak to the original topic or story, the […]

YouTube Plans Internet Television Service

YouTube Plans Internet Television Service

YouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.YouTube has made a priority of creating the service, called Unplugged, which could debut as early as next year, according to the report, which cited unnamed people close to the […]

Facebook Awards $10000 to 10-year-old Boy for Finding Comment-Deleting Exploit On Instagram App

Facebook Awards $10000 to 10-year-old Boy for Finding Comment-Deleting Exploit On Instagram App

Jani, a 10-year-old boy, was just awarded $10,000 by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) after he was able to find a vulnerability on Instagram that could have been exploited by anyone else. Facebook awarded Jani under their bug bounty program, which seeks to award security researchers and white-hat hackers for reporting vulnerabilities within their social network or […]

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

Does Censorship on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

There’s a rich tradition of defying censorship in America. Ban books, and you’ll inspire a week designated to reading them. Censor photos of period blood and nipples on social media, and they’ll be shared and re-posted more fervently than before. Banning is the fastest way to galvanize a movement. Now there’s research to illustrate the […]