So over the past few months, I said I was working on something cool. I then followed up that this blog was going through a transition. Well, I can reveal what’s been happening behind the scenes. I have a pretty busy schedule but I think this is worth it, even if it means lack of sleep. So the new venture I’m working is called: Tech … Continue reading Transitioning…90% Complete: Say Hello To Tech Nova
Last week, the funniest viral video ever feel into our lap courtesy of the BBC. If you haven’t seen it, do you live under a rock? Watch it now. If you can’t watch it now, here’s a little background to the video: BBC was interviewing a man via Skype while he was in his home. There was a discussion about North and South Korea. Serious … Continue reading Why So Serious: The Internet No Fun Police Turned A Funny Viral Video To Serious Think Pieces
Power to the people! After WhatsApp rolled out it’s “Snapchat” update where users had to use pictures, gifs and videos instead of text for their status updates, I went on a rant, asking WhatsApp to give bring back the text status update feature. It looks like me and several other people got our voices heard. After feedback from users, WhatsApp is bringing back text updates. … Continue reading WhatsApp Text Updates Are Coming Back!
I’ve seen a lot of posts this week about mental health and depression. This is all related to a couple of stories which came out that two female students had committed suicide in a span of one week. One was reported to have killed herself because of a heartbreak while the cause of other girl can’t be confirmed. But from what has been reported, it … Continue reading Disconnected: Have We Become A Disconnected Society Even Though We’re All “Connected”?
*(TL;DR: People don’t seem to post comments and have online discussions on Ghanaian websites and blogs but do have more online discussions on Facebook and Twitter) *This will make more sense after you read the post* If you’re on social media, you’ve probably realized that a lot of discussions about issues or trends tend to happen on Twitter timelines or Facebook feeds. The same can’t be … Continue reading Ghost Town: Where Are The Online Discussions And Comments On Ghanaian Blogs and Websites?
This week, there was a story in the news about a Lebanese manager at Marwako who assaulted a member staff. The victim claims that the manager shoved her face into ground pepper that was being blended because the manager felt that she was ruining what appeared to be a faulty blender. To make matters worse, the manager looked her in a room for several hours. Marwako … Continue reading #BoycottNation: Social Justice Or Overreactions
Today, I woke up to a very strange update from WhatsApp. Apparently, the team behind the app thought it was a good idea to add a functionality where you can post your status in pictures and text which appear for 24 hours before its deleted. There’s another app that does that: Snapchat. Snapchat has that same functionality where users post pictures and videos and people … Continue reading Bring Back My WhatsApp!
I just want to make this clear: I LOVE WhatsApp. Ever since I got back to Ghana in 2012, I’ve been using WhatsApp as my main mode of communication with people. I use Twitter, Facebook Messenger and other platforms but WhatsApp is my go to tool when I need to communicate with someone or people. WhatsApp effectively killed text messaging. What the people behind WhatsApp … Continue reading Opinion: WhatsApp Groups Aren’t Effective For Group Communication
Above Image credit: Rivaliq.com Governments all over the world are neck deep into a surge in demand for better people centric initiatives and a delivery of campaign promises faster primarily through social media. Progressive governments both at national and state levels in turn are leveraging this same new media to meet the demands of their citizens. Governments, worldwide, have social media accounts daily communicating with … Continue reading The Social Media Wave: Is Ghana’s Government Getting Left Behind?
I saw this story come across my social media networks. It looked like a simple story which now seems to have escalated to weird levels. Backstory Saimon Sirikwa works for the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. Last week, he posted a video on Facebook in which he appears to intentionally give the wrong translation of the words of a female tourist. In the video, the … Continue reading Overkill:Tanzania Tourist Guide Charged With Cybercrime Over Wrongful Translation