Posts Tagged ‘Erik Hersman’

Happy Independence (Jamhuri) Day Kenya!

Today marks the 49th independence anniversary (Jamhuri Day) of the people of the Republic of Kenya. Kenya -  one of the most diverse and most developed nations in Africa, has come a long way since gaining it's independence from the British in December 12. 1963. A country I call my second home because of the many great network of friends and associates I've made in this past few years have compelled me to w...

12 Dec 7:31 PM 0 Read More...

PopTech: Africa on the rise – Erik Hersman

http://vimeo.com/31229585 Erik Hersman asks us to shed outdated notions of Africa as a unified place plagued by starvation and war. Between mobile phone innovations like M-PESA, social networking like MXit and entrepreneurial spaces like Maker Faire Africa, Hersman sees innovation and entrepreneurship exploding within some of Africa’s—and the world’s—fastest growing economies. ...

22 Nov 8:43 PM 0 Read More...

Is The New Facebook A Personal Discovery or A Storytelling Tool?

Re-blog From Brian Solis Blog: “For the first time ever in a single day we had 500 million people use Facebook” – Mark Zuckerberg For those who focus on the debate between Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are missing the true story. Today at Facebook’s f8 developer conference we were reminded about what the story really is…you and me. No, it’s not about features, capabilities, or the number of users. W...

30 Sep 5:57 PM 0 Read More...

Event: Mobile Apps Ghana Showcase 2011

Don’t be surprised at innovations and ideas coming from Africa; but rather embrace them because Africa is the future. – Erik Hersman (TEDGlobal2011) One word that keeps coming out of the lips of most tech-preneurs these days in Africa and Ghana is; INNOVATION. Across Africa; especially in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt and Uganda; innovative thinkers and idealists are coming up with unique, frequently low-tech solu...

13 Sep 12:16 PM 1 Read More...

Accra Wi-Fi Map Launched

On September 2, 2009; I was inspired by Rebecca Wanjiku’s article; Free Wi-Fi hotspot locator in Nairobi to also write on Free Wi-Fi Hotspots In Accra which pointed out the various FREE Wi-Fi spots in Accra about 2-years ago. This morning, one of my tech and social media mentors; Erik Hersman shared the link to the Nairobi Wi-Fi map which made me decide on creating and developing the Wi-Fi Map for Accra. The site...

10 May 12:04 PM 0 Read More...
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