In a time when technology companies such as Google and Facebook have come under heavy scrutiny for deliberately encouraging extended use of their services by means of “nudges” such as addictive notifications and infinite scrolling, the public has become aware of the increased need to “disconnect”;to spend less time in the cyberspace and focus more … Continue reading WHAT EXACTLY IS DIGITAL WELL BEING?
Earlier this week I had an opportunity to attend an educative event curated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.(BBC) at Strathmore University in Nairobi. The BBC has recently unveiled their East Africa Bureau in Nairobi and its their biggest center outside the UK. And thus the director of the BBC World Group, Mr. Jamie Angus, was … Continue reading True Or False? The Advent of Fake News
"Now I can finally say; KARIBU NAIROBI!" Thus was the first text message I received from my friend Melissa Wanjiru, following a 14-hour bus ride, welcoming me to this cold but beautiful and bustling city. I was sour from the journey but subsequently filled with anxiety, excitement and expectation as I started this exciting new … Continue reading KARIBU KENYA!
"They say you die twice; once when they bury you in the grave, and the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name." Dr. Irvin D. Yalom Wikipedia will define a legacy as something that is handed down from one period of time to another; a sort of ancestor-down-to-predecessor agenda. In more … Continue reading THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT THAT IS LEGACY
On first word of the OTT tax, we probably all thought “They cannot tax a service they don’t provide.” Now its a few days in and with each sunset, I am more impressed than angry that something the President promised actually came to pass. Woohoo! But while I would like to dwell on the fact … Continue reading TAXING MOBILE MONEY;A STEP TOO FAR
I couldn’t have picked a worse time to write this, seeing as how I reach out to my readers on social media is now hampered by the infamous OTT tax. It’s ironic how OTT stands for Over The Top, as though in was a silent pun dished out by the telecom companies towards the government … Continue reading OTT TAX; WHY ARE WE ANGRY?
It’s that like button. It’s the live post you can catch of your favorite artist at this year’s Coachella. It’s that instant connectivity; checking what your pre-school buddies had for dinner yesterday. You’re all very familiar with this social media platform out of Mark Zuckerburg’s Harvard dorm room back in 2005 that has now grown … Continue reading GETTING A GRIP ON HOW FACEBOOK WORKS THAT MAGIC.