Archive for February, 2010

THIS TWITTER THING: THE IDIOT’S GUIDE

A couple of weeks back I couldn’t stop blabbering about how twitter had helped me attend an expensive conference for free, without the boredom and awkward moments when you really need to use the washrooms but can’t because you just did it a few minutes before and are damn sure someone is keeping count. A friend of mine, after suffering my droning on and on about this Twitter thing, stopped me on my tracks and asked, ‘What exactly is twitter?’ Continue reading ‘THIS TWITTER THING: THE IDIOT’S GUIDE’

A NOTE TO INTERNET ENTREPRENEURS IN KENYA

Just back from an internet marathon where I managed to locate around 50 Kenyan online businesses covering all notable sectors including insurance, dating, shopping, social networking, crowd sourcing, research and probably the most popular, travel.

It is quite an impressive collection of websites, half of which have taken impressive steps towards integrating e-commerce features into their websites. Of course currently e-commerce is limited to m-commerce options such as M-PESA and ZAP for the most part, but if you have been reading the news lately, then you know that e-commerce gateways are imminent.
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