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Social media is possibly leveling Kenya’s political field

In Kenya, social media platforms are a tool for communication and not an end in themselves. For more effective messages, even political candidates for lower offices may need to engage paid communication managers.

How apps like WhatsApp are changing Zimbabwe’s talk radio

Apps like WhatsApp have become so pervasive and immersed in our everyday lives that many more people can now easily communicate with larger numbers of contacts than before. In the context of live talk radio, mobile phones are allowing more people to cheaply and conveniently access studio debates.

Twitter hack exposes a broader threat to democracy

Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society. Outsiders were able to take over Twitter accounts of high-profile individuals by ‘social engineering,’ which allowed them to convince Twitter employees to provide access to its systems.

How African countries can prepare for future disruptions

African countries need people who have skills and discipline to drive the next set of digital technology innovations. Education will play a major part in this.

What you need to know about the largely right-wing Twitter alternative, Parler

Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines, Parler.

Kenya's social media landscape in 2020

A new report on how Kenyans are using social media has been published for 2020. The number of Kenyans who use Facebook declined by 6.8%. On the other hand, Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat have seen an increase in the number of users.

Most people are angry on Twitter on Mondays, here is an explanation why

Is online anger a predictor of assaults? A research study just published suggests the answer is a clear “no”. Also, angry tweet counts increased in cooler weather. And as daily maximum temperatures rose, angry tweet counts decreased.