Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The idea to create this blog started in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while the author was attending the Acknowledge Africa Share Fair 2010. Among other tools discussed during the fair was how development agencies could make full use of social media readily available on the internet to make information "travel."
There is increasing consensus that websites are becoming a thing of the past because it is very restrictive. Blogs on the other hand, like other social networking media, offer freedom and flexibility, as they are highly interactive. Rather than rely on an anonymous webmaster to upload and update information for sharing, these social networking tools provide opportunities for social filtering where people can share and retrieve only the information that they want. Websites are like information silos where sharing and retrieval is highly restricted.
Suffice to say, this blog is a work in progress, and contributions will be most welcome.