Jacob Mugendi

Jacob Mugendi

Total 58 Posts
Columnist. Team leader and engineer at Truehost.

Are you addicted to the Internet?

Internet addiction is where one has an online-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on the family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment.

The fake news problem

We like the information that confirms what we believe, whether it is true or false. This is why we quickly share the news that is aligned with what we want to be true, irrespective of whether the information is factual or not.

5G does not cause the spread of COVID-19

Conspiracy theories often arise when people try to make sense of the world they live in, especially when it is being disrupted like the time we are living in. One such conspiracy theory that is making the rounds is that 5G is the cause of COVID-19.

Digital TV and the growth of local Kenyan talent

Opening of new TV stations that use local languages has given some very talented people a platform where they can perform and shine in a language they are most comfortable in, as opposed to when they had to package their content in a second or third language and try fit into the existing programs.

How COVID-19 could affect the way we do business in the long term

We are likely to see more meetings and conferences being done online, eLearning becoming more popular, and businesses like Zoom are already having their best performance ever.

Many government websites are rarely updated

Demand for information usually informs how it is supplied, especially from governments. While there are many documents and policy papers that various government offices are supposed to supply periodically, most of them are usually not posted online.

The currency of likes, retweets, and followers

With the commercial value and relevance that is attached to impressions, some people will do what it takes to get the followers and be influential, or at least appear influential.