Simply through their everyday habits, today’s digital natives will help bring about reforms in education. The rest of us must adopt a new mindset to make it happen sooner rather than later.
There’s no shortage of buzz from AfricaCom in Cape Town South Africa this year. With a booming digital economy it’s easy to understand why.
Users are using their smartphones to access the internet. This is no surprise. But what is surprising is the rate at which this is happening. Mobile data traffic has doubled from the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011.
I already firmly believe in the benefits being connected can have for people, business and society. And it seems that more and more people are seeing the benefits of connectivity through broadband too.
It’s not going to be big – it’s going to be huge. That’s what Ynon Kreiz, CEO of the Endemol Group, thought about Social TV when he told the audience at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference back in January 2011 to leave the room and to start working on the future of TV right [...]
Nigeria has more than 150 million people, and an estimated 90 million mobile phone subscribers. But broadband penetration is said at best to be less than 3 percent. A report this week got me thinking about what broadband could mean for this African giant.
There’s been a lot of talk about smart cities on the blogosphere as of late.
As long as there has been information, there have been gatekeepers who control it. This control might have meant keeping holy scripture in a language that nobody understood, suppressing news that might embarrass people in power, or restricting market information to ensure someone made a profit.
1991’s breakthroughs still changing the world
Lots of important things happened in 1991. For one thing, that was the year the map of Europe was more or less redrawn, with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. But that is not what I want to discuss here.