Social Media

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There is no conclusive evidence proving that a lot of screen time is bad for you

Most of us spend hours each day glued to some type of screen for work or play. But is that a bad thing? Has anyone got the data to figure it out? Now is the time for 'The Human Screenome Project.'

We have entered uncharted territory

It was always going to end up like this, with the web becoming slowly a replacement (in some cases) for the real physical world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between what is real or not. Welcome to the post-truth world.

Social media is the opium of the people

What is it about social media that makes us (I have been guilty of this too) to lack empathy and turn people’s very real troubles in life into a thing to be ridiculed?

Social media can be used to encourage Ghana's youth to vote

Political actors can actively engage with university students by taking cognisance of their political information needs. This can help in encouraging young people to vote in Ghana's elections.

Digital crack

Just like drugs or their pharmaceutical equivalents, apps sometimes first start as being useful but given how they are designed, they often times end up creating a dependency or addiction.

MTN's instant messaging platform has reached 1 million active users

It's no secret that telecommunications companies across Africa have regularly complained about OTT (Over The Top) platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Skype, and others. Ayoba seems to be MTN's answer to them as it hits 1 million active users.

Kenya wants to license bloggers and WhatsApp/Facebook group admins

The Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Bill 2019 seeks to bring in regulations that will lead to the tightest control of social media usage in Kenya, affecting users, content creators, and Facebook/WhatsApp group administrators.