The eNepreneur-Encouragement issue

My definition When you utter a word “entrepreneur” everyone thinks ‘MONEY’.Well I have a different view of what an entrepreneur is. Well yes there should be a form of trade,but its not only about money.Entrepreneurship is about deriving value from an idea.Value in a sense that you derive some form of satisfaction from whatever form…

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Twitter analytics: Tanzania Presidential Elections 2015

This blog is a Storify that captures our published Twitter analytics of Tanzania's Uchaguzi 20105 - KiSwahili for elections. The presidential elections, billed to be the most contested since independence of Tanzania,  happened on October 25. As we publish this blog, counting of the votes is in progress. Unlike we would normally publish a blog…

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Africa is a rising star, says social media

Recently Africa has had a well-deserved buzz on social media, thanks to the likes of well-known celebs from South Africa. It will be of no surprise that most people on the continent of Africa and overseas, now know who Trevor Noah is. Of course not forgetting house Dj Black Coffee and the forever controversial, Hip-Hop…

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The #KohlerBarnard tweet storm presents interesting social media lessons

I joined Dumisani Hlophe, Jessie Duarte (Deputy General Secretary of the ANC) and Phumzile van Damme (Democratic Alliance National Spokesperson) on ANN7 last night, where we were discussing a tweet storm emanating from a Facebook post that was shared 2 weeks ago by Diane Kohler-Barnard - South Africa's Democratic Alliance MP, whose screen grab ended on Twitter yesterday morning. South Africa being the…

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Differentiating blogging from journalism

It is easy to confuse popularity with professionalism; hence with time bloggers believe they are journalists. Bloggers think writing and posting entries is a journalistic approach. Blogging is more editorial and filtered and a passion, whereas journalism is a paid profession and all about balance and being unbiased. Sarah Arrow said blogging has become one…

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Is Twitter putting traditional media out of business?

Traditional media is also referred to as Old media, has been around for many years, dating as far back as the oldest surviving book, the Diamond Sutra, published in 868 AD. Over the years, traditional media had grown and maintained a monopoly when it comes to reaching an audience. Advertising has been one of the cornerstones of…

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