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Until lions have their own historians – A Social Media Story

“Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” I had a hearty laugh the first time I read that. And to date, I can’t help but smile whenever I recall this simple yet powerful quote. Back in high school and even at the University, not to mention in […]


My 2010 Social Media Story, What’s yours?

A year ago, almost, I decided to out my own and established Socialight Media Kenya, a company that would provide Social Media solutions to Kenyan businesses. This was a big risk first because nobody seemed to care what Social Media could do for businesses and secondly because nobody knew I was nor cared for that […]


Your 2010 Social Media Story as a Kenyan?

This has been a tremendous year for Socialight Media and Social Media in Kenya. Social Media has grown in leaps and bounds and Socialight Media Kenya is honored to have been here to cover aspects of this growth especially those that relate to Kenyan Businesses and their use of social media as well as the […]


Social Media for Political Accountability

A few weeks back, our Prime Minister kicked off a storm in not only the media but the social media scene as well when he called for the arrest of gays and lesbians in the country. Given how conservative Kenya usually is, I was surprised at how Kenyans reacted because this attack did not go […]


Social Media is a Social Contract

During the Global Peace Convention which happened in Nairobi this past week, Uriel Gbenga of Landmark Internships, Nigeria, said something quite interesting. He said that participation in social media is tantamount to entering into a social contract with other people. I was/am a student of Sociology and Economics and his statement took me back to […]


Kenyan Politics, Mainstream Media, Social Media and Hate Speech

Months back, I wrote about the KTN Kenya Facebook Fanpage which I condemned for being too lax in its commenting policy – which was officially nonexistent but I still expected some sort of moderation. Back then, the Jamaican Cleric who was said to be on the Terror watchlist was the subject of discussion on the […]


The Rise of Social Commerce in Kenya

When I was still at the University, I encountered the usual hawkers plus some really smart hawkers at the Matatu (bus terminals – for non-Kenyans) terminals. Normally, whenever you board a Mat, there is a hawker who will be at your window even before your ass gets a feel of the seat. If the window […]


Talk or Walk: A Social Media Story

If you have ever walked, then you must have experienced this awkward moment. You are walking and for some reason you find yourself beside someone you don’t know, walking with the same pace as you. Something happens; you become self conscious, you feel almost obligated to talk to them or do something, anything, just to […]


Social Media, Telling Stories and Sharing Experiences

Source: MyExtraLife Whenever you hear about social media, phrases like “shared experiences” are usually around the corner. And this is as real and as tangible as a bill board on Uhuru Highway, but more potent. Almost a fortnight ago, on a Sunday, I wrote a tweet saying that my girl goes to church for both […]

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