Digital Africa
Facebook places arrives – check yourself in

Facebook places arrives – check yourself in

Facebook has thrown it’s hat into the ring with location based services and launched Facebook Places. It looks an awful...

Alistair Fairweather – social media is not a fad

Alistair Fairweather – social media is not a fad

These days, the proliferation of social media means that everyone is a publisher. That can create some angst for journalists...

Clay Shirky on civic value and cognitive surplus

Clay Shirky on civic value and cognitive surplus

A few weeks ago when I signed up to tech4Africa  and started to feel the hype of Clay Shirky, I...

Content, conversation, community – Social media is about people, not brands

Content, conversation, community – Social media is about people, not brands

Social media is about being genuine.  The buzz of “social media” has created a pool of people calling themselves social...

Is it disempowering to pay people a few cents for a job?

Is it disempowering to pay people a few cents for a job?

It’s pretty tricky to criticize someone who’s trying to do good and seems to have the best intentions in the...