Are Social media sites the future really?

Lately, I have been asked to contribute thought to managers on the subject of social media. Is it an annoying distraction propagated by a group of unfocused, flighty youth who have no social skills and who cannot spell to save their lives? Or is social media a tool that can be harnessed to strengthen businesses? …

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#OpenMD Week & Reflections on Generation Y

I am sitting in at Ataturk Airport in Turkey on an eight-hour overlay. I am headed to Chisinau, Moldova (Its a small Eastern European country that used to be part of the USSR in the bad old days). Today, Moldova is trilblazing in many areas of development. Certainly, right now, its at the fore front …

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28Feb: Sing for Unity!

On 28th of February, I will stop what I am doing at 1pm, and together with many other Kenyans, sing the national anthem. For one minute and fourtyeight seconds, I will sing and remind myself of my responsibility to this great Nation to which I owe my heritage. Last year, when we proposed to sing …

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Open Data Jan 2012: Media User Community Engagement

Kenyan media owners and open governance advocates resolved this week to urgently establish a national task force to promote data-driven journalism. The industry-led task force will explore practical ways for the media to tap into the government’s pioneering Kenyan Open Data Initiative (KODI), as well as pilot practical projects in newsrooms that seek to improve the quality of …

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