Don't Blink

Don't Blink

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

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...

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...

WhatsApp Phone Calls? The World Ends Here.

I AM enraged right now, and I believe I will be so for quite a while. My thoughts on phone calls are well on the record and available here, and I am...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

Who’s Printing Stuff Anymore, and Why?

I DON’T know about the rest of you but I have been around long enough to wonder what, exactly, people are still printing in 2015 and why. About twenty years ago when...

Mr. President, we need a Minister for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development

By Peter Rutaremwa According to recent research conducted by UK-based business-networking group-Approved Index, Uganda ranks first in the world for having the most entrepreneurs per capita. Perhaps surprising to many is that the...
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INNOVATION

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The African continent being rich with diversity – in language, culture, and perspectives – has fostered innovation and creativity across a broad spectrum of...