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Social Media uptake by Kenyan Journalists

If there is one tweet that made my day this year, it is the one by Jeff Koinange where he tweeted that “This Titter Stuff is DaBomb.” During an interview with one of my favourite Kenyans, Mutahi Ngunyi, I wondered why Jeff did not have a twitter account yet he is one of the most […]


Opt In vs. Opt Out and Kenyan Brands

The following are the standard definitions: An “opt in” requires an action or affirmation by an individual for inclusion; the default is exclusion; An “opt out” requires an action or affirmation for exclusion; the default is inclusion. When I sign up for a newsletter, I have opted in. When I subscribe to a blog, I […]


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 […]


Reevaluating the Facebook Fan Currency

On Thursday while in the office, Mark Stephenson, the MD of Sandstorm Kenya, cracked me up with what he referred to as a Facebook Moment. A friend of Violet, the lady in charge of social media for Sandstorm Kenya told Mark “I am your Fan on Facebook, what is it that you do?” I agreed. […]


Facebook Fanpages over Groups: Kenya

Prologue: The Kenyan Facebook scene is notorious for Groups and not Fanpages. @Wamathai asked me on Twitter which between a Facebook Fanpage and a Group is better. Without stating the pros and cons of each, I replied with Fanpage. In all honesty, there was nothing to think about, it was an open and shut case […]


Uhuru Blast and Social Media Reactions

Yesterday, an unfortunate event occurred at the “NO” campaigns in Uhuru park. There was an explosion and we all reacted to it in one way or the other. The reactions across social networks were telling… I have a bias for Twitter over Facebook and the reactions to the #Uhurublast revealed more reasons why this is […]


Kenyan Businesses on Facebook

I have been curious so I set out to determine how Kenyan Businesses are utilizing social networks in their businesses. Specifically, I wanted to establish how both Facebook Fanpage and Twitter are being used but decided to start with Facebook first. So I posed this question via Twitter while I set out to do further […]

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