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Jun, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Google I/O

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This week was all about the Google I/O and we will not go against that tide. Here are the week’s highlights: One Billion Android Users: Design, Develop, Distribute This is Google I/O is a nutshell. There are one billion people around the world who use Android. Google estimates more than 20 billion texts are sent every day 93M selfies. Google also unveiled The Android L Preview which features “tactile surfaces, bold graphic design, and fluid motion to create beautiful, intuitive experiences”. They are calling the concept material design. Then there’s […]

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May, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Twitter Mute and Facebook Football Fans

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This week, Twitter gives us a mute feature to clean up our Timelines while Pinterest gives brands a chance to promote their tweets, starting with a few of them to test it out. Did you know that there are half a billion football fans on Facebook? Also, if you are on Instagram and in Nairobi, you can hang out with fellow Instagrammers this weekend in the city! This and more herein: Twitter Mute For a while, you have been able to mute certain people on Twitter through third-party clients. Now, […]

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Apr, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Google +Post Ads, Facebook Profits, Pinterest Guided Search

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It’s been a short two weeks so we are going right ahead and mashing the two up into one. Quite a lot has happened, especially in the Google+ universe. The departure of the Google+ chief, Vic Gundotra, in particular has got people talking today. Last week Google+ opened +Post ads to all advertisers. Meanwhile, Pinterest introduced a new way to search on its mobile apps. Read on to see what more went down in the digital space. Head of Google+ leaves Google Google Senior VP and head of Google+ Vic […]

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Apr, 2014

Pinterest: Why You Should Care

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Have you heard of Pinterest? Have you tried it out? I remember the first time I got in was only because I was writing an article on it. At first it struck me as something that would not help me in any way. After a while, it became my go-to place for research on all things visual. Pretty soon, it was first on the list of sites I visit when I am extremely bored. Pinterest is… So what’s Pinterest? It is a site that lets you scroll through endless pins […]

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Mar, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Facebook Acquires Oculus

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The last week of March is coming to an end and as usual, it is never a dull week on the Web. Instagram announced its surpassing the 200 million mark while Twitter introduced some new photo features in its mobile app. Twitter rolls out photo tagging This week, Twitter announced two new mobile features that it says makes photos on Twitter more social (which is true, or in other words, more like Facebook). Soon, you will be able to tag the people in your photo and add up to four […]

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Feb, 2014

This Week on Social: Facebook Buys WhatsApp

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Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. You have already heard that one today, and read dozens of posts about it. That is exactly Ksh. 1,635,900,000,000. To put it more clearly, the sum total of the Kenyan budget for the current fiscal year or approximately 50 times the cost of building the Thika Super-highway was spent on an intangible product. Let that sink in! What does all this really mean for us here in Kenya? For a messaging app that even my mum uses, […]

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Feb, 2014

To a Digital Valentine’s Day!

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Have you had enough of Valentine’s Day posts already? Do you love or hate the whole Valentine’s hullabaloo? Well, how about looking at the funny side of it? We went around the digital space and found this hilarious visual expressions of love that play with the metaphors of this digital space. You have got to love the Internet! In the spirit of keeping it digital, these pictures, memes and cards were spotted in various sites, including Pinterest which you should not ignore in this day and age. Enjoy! Google and […]

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Jan, 2014

Online Reputation Management and Why You Should Know About It

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Have you ever Googled yourself? If you are reading this, you probably have. Did you like what you saw when you did? Well, Online Reputation Management (ORM) refers to the tactics that are used to ensure that the results that appear on the Google Search Results Page (SERP) are positive. Page one, that is, perhaps even page two. No one really cares about results on page three. Unless you are a student desperate on cheating your way out of an assignment. Why You Should Know Most people in the digital […]

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