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Rant Of The Day – EveryBody Is 18

Rant Of The Day – EveryBody Is 18

Welcome to the rant column. I will like to apologise for being absent for a while now, I had a very disturbing cut but I am good now. So, we are back to rant. Now, there’s something I have noticed on social media and it’s becoming really annoying to me anyway, and I think I […]

Rant Of The Day – This ‘D’ Challenge

Rant Of The Day – This  ‘D’ Challenge

Welcome to the rant column Social media! The junk that goes on social media is critically crazy. Everyone is a king on his platform so anything can go on and off and like some will say, if it’s irritating take it off your eyes by unfollowing whoever is not up to your standard. Quite true, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

Recently, after the death of a good friend of mine had been announced, my attention was drawn to comments on one of the popular websites. Whilst there was some outpouring of sympathy, I was appalled at the remarks of people speculating on how my friend died, what/who could have been ‘responsible’ and so on.  My […]

Social Media Can Change Lives – For Better Or Worse

Imagine if you walked down the street today and every single person along the way said exactly what they thought of you out loud, to your face? Whatever they liked, about what you were wearing, about your new pixie cut – it would be shocking and devastating. Responding without a filter out loud, online, is […]

Is Social Media Hurting You?

Is Social Media Hurting You?

Social media is evolving, with the major platforms constantly offering new tools and features to attract and retain their users. Facebook has a live-streaming feature. Instagram has Stories. Twitter has the President’s tweets. Well, maybe that last one isn’t part of the evolution. But it’s certainly one of the aspects of social media that keeps […]

Rant Of The Week : Social Media Mumu

Rant Of The Week : Social Media Mumu

Happy Friday people. Yes! I’m here to talk as usual, it’s not my fault though, I just cannot sit and zip my mouth when I see things that are totally uncalled for. The 21st century is totally different and one special thing about this century is technology. Technology has made a great impact in this […]

Kenya: Govt To Monitor Social Media During Elections

Kenya: Govt To Monitor Social Media During Elections

Kenya will not shut down the Internet during the election period unless the situation gets out of hand, officials said Thursday. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) chairman, Mr Ben Gituku said that the government would only take action if it deemed it as a necessary step to secure the country. “We hope we will […]

Social Media And Women Are Important In South-Sudan’s Change Protest

Social Media And Women Are Important In South-Sudan’s Change Protest

 The social media has become the main means for youth activists in Sudan. Women have come to play a prominent role in the recent protests against the government policies. According to the activists, the Sudanese will be able to topple the current regime by next April. “Through Twitter, Facebook, and Whatsapp, we managed to attract […]

Uganda: Stop Using Social Media For Gossiping

Uganda: Stop Using Social Media For Gossiping

Ugandans have been advised to stop using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for gossiping and unproductive posts but use them for doing business. While presiding over the 10th graduation ceremony for the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology on Friday, Tonny Lule, the network operations lead for Google Uganda, said […]

Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

The use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have increased risks of violence against women, according to the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). Mr Medi Kaggwa, the chairman of UHRC, said cases of online violence against women had risen in 2015 and 2016. “The commission has noted increased cases of abuse […]