Don't Blink

Don't Blink

Don't Blink is a "Technology for Work and Play" column run by Simon Kaheru

Social media is awash with "Photoshopped" photos of crowds, but with a keen eye you can be able to identify the fakes, like this one.

Photoshop and Politics

ONE of my favourite indigenous jokes from back when the internet was a bit new to Kampalans came from a friend who is now in charge of a big government parastatal. “Man,”...
The social media "smoke machines" yesterday put out a photo of a crowd in two shades, blue and yellow, purportedly of campaign rallies of two respectively colored political camps.

Where There Is Smoke On Social Media

DURING a radio interview with Radio France International today, the issue of ‘mud-slinging’ and disinformation in Uganda’s presidential elections came up, and the question put to me was amusingly timely for...
People no longer go to restaurants and bars to eat and drink only. Infact, they will even select their dinner location basing on which place has sockets and fastest free wi-fi. Image Credit: ChocolatyPrints

We don’t go to restaurants and bars to eat

We’ve talked about this before, and I actually circulated copies of a similar post to actual bar and restaurant owners, about free wi-fi in bars and restaurants. But now, please pay attention,...
Anne Kansiime as a widely popular entertainer may not have to audit her followers like a regular person, it would be too difficult. For the rest of us, we need to often look over our shoulders.

Don’t Blink: Who’s following you?

My mind falls back often these days to that scene in the Julia Roberts movie where a guy was chasing a chick and the chick was chasing another guy and then...

Turning That Switch Off Turns The Savings On!

AS an individual and in business, Internet Access has been essential for many years - so much so that at one point the cost of internet access made my domestic budget...

The Social Media Doorway Into Politics

WE’VE spent months now talking about Social Media and politics in Uganda, with much mirth, debate and - in some quarters - scepticism about the impact of one on the other. In...

Your Excellency… You Have A Tweet!

A couple of months ago we saw headlines in Uganda that combined President Yoweri Museveni and WhatsApp. It appeared awkward at first and a few politicians quickly upgraded their mobile phones and...

Milking Commercial Websites? You’re Not Important Enough For That

WHILE reading up on the recent sale of Uganda’s largest dairy processor to Kenya’s largest dairy processor which is part-owned by one of the world’s largest dairy processors, I had to...

President of Social Media is NOT In The Constitution Yet

UGANDA’S week began with our 2015 Social Media Awards ‘Most Influential Personality’, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, who we must call @AmamaMbabazi releasing his long-anticipated declaration that he would be pursuing the...

ICTs in Schools: Deciding Which Gadget your Child Should Take to School

MY HERO of the day is Dr. Yusuf Nsubuga, Director of Basic and Secondary Education a the Ministry of Education in Uganda, for displaying sense and sensibility over the debate of...
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