Kenya’s Propensity to Crowdsource

About two weeks ago, following a strike by transport operators in Kenya, residents of the capital city Nairobi resorted to social media to solve the problem. The hashtag #CarPoolKE was a result of an emergent self-organised effort by Twitter users around Nairobi to find alternate transport to their destinations. The Kenya Red Cross amplified the […]

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Live Blog: Acumen East Africa Fellows Program Innovation Conference

Over the years, we’ve covered the growth in social innovation on the African subcontinent and as well as being its biggest critics we’ve also celebrated the success and great new startups and leadership emerging. We’re glad to bring you live updates from Acumen Fund‘s East Africa Fellows Program Innovation Conference today as well as added […]

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Infographic: Mobile Web Africa 2012 Visualised including Statistics, Quotes and Insights

This past week, we covered Mobile Web Africa 2012 and we started coverage with 5 reasons to attend as well as live coverage that you can relive Day 1 and 2 here on Afrinnovator. I got the chance to be one of the first speakers on the opening day of the conference and spoke on […]

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Doing Tech Business in Africa: A Few Lessons from Twitter's Rise in Africa

Very recently Portland Communications released some data from research carried to find out about the usage of Twitter in Africa. The report was received quite well and received some notable attention across the web. Much of what has been written has looked mostly at just the implications of the research on primarily social media and it’s use […]

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Africa Social Networking/Social Media Pulse Check

Back in 2008, in an article on socialmediatoday.com titled ‘Why Social Media in South Africa Will Fail’, the author makes a rather daring assertion: … social media and social media marketing and social media strategy is an almost pointless pursuit for businesses in South Africa… Perhaps the image projected of Africa may in times past […]

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Invitation to Young World Inventors Twitter Chat

From Young World Inventors: We are thrilled to announce a Twitter Chat on July 29, 11am for fans of Just a Band, Kuweni Serious, iHub, Afrinnovator, NaiLab, and Media Focus on Africa, to expand audience for YoungWorldInventors.com and web stories of young innovators.We need your ideas, questions and links! We will coordinate the discussion at […]

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Interview with Adloopz.com Founders

We very recently brought to you the story of social advertising startup, Adloopz in a ‘Startup Watch’ feature. The innovative startup was started by a handful of young and passionate Nigerian software developers. We managed to round them up for a few questions regarding their startup and the story behind it and also get valuable […]

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Startup Watch: Socialize your ads with Nigerian Startup Adloopz

Adloopz is a Nigerian startup that aims to put a twist on regular online advertising by putting a social twist to it. It is a social advertising platform that helps advertisers and ad consumers get the most out of adverts by leveraging the strength of their presence on social networks. From their blog: Adloopz is […]

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Africa: Opportunity Awaits

(by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and things digital in Africa) I looked up a Nairobi-based digital strategist Mark Kaigwa last month, smart and insightful, he’s become a voice to listen to on East African social media and internet marketing affairs. Mobile […]

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5 Must-See African Infographics on Social Media, Tech & Mobile

Infographics are the world’s new way of visualizing and representing data, they’ve taken over as Web 2.0’s preferred technique to spread complex data or messaging in creative and impactful ways. Africa is no exception, here we look at 5 such infographics from across the continent that are worthy of note. Data visualization and infographics technique […]

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