Social Media

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Social and economic effects of the Twitter ban in Nigeria

Twitter is one of the biggest platforms for social and political interaction in Nigeria. It gives the youths a voice on various existential social and political issues affecting the country.

Keeping a watch on the technology watchmen

Technology is increasingly being used for public focused functions. These are public functions that have traditionally been reserved for governments to deliver or facilitate.

The age of non-stop self-promotion

People mostly connect with people they know. They also trust content coming from people they know, as opposed to finding random content online.

Please DM for price

"DM for price" is tantamount to having a supermarket with goods that are well labeled, but with no prices. You pick something, then go to the cashier to confirm the price. That is ridiculous.

Impact of digital technologies on the civic space

As the recent Uganda elections example affirms, digital technologies are not going anywhere, and unless we act now, they will continue to be used by repressive governments and other actors to not only maintain the status quo but also erode the gains being made by people to challenge this.

Facebook has announced new security features to protect journalists

New Facebook security features for journalists have been announced. They are aimed at protecting journalists' Facebook and Instagram accounts against harassment and potential hacking threats.

Based on this programmer's research TikTok is effectively spyware

TikTok has been labeled as effectively "legitimate spyware" by a software programmer who managed to reverse engineer its source code and leak it on GitHub. TikTok's legal counsel has since had the code taken down through a DMCA takedown request.