Tag: technology

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The Life of a Tweet

When you choose to condense your thoughts and grammar into 140 characters a new form of communication is born, micro-blogging or twittering (a universal chat room) as is it better known around the web.  The almost effortless process begins with a rudimentary idea, which the ‘author’ is burning to dispense to the world, before they ...

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160 Characters Later

The world’s most popular mobile money transfer service MPESA runs on the SMS platform. In the US, a billion text messages are sent every month outstripping data and voice services per user. Back in Kenya, bills are paid via text messages, alarm alerts come via text, and now you can borrow money via text. So ...

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Hello Samsung GT-S5300 RIP Huawei u815 IDEOS

Its been almost a year since I owned and used a SmartPhone thanks to the able bodied men along the Thika highway. Now I’m the proud owner of a Samsung GT-S5300 phone, a significant upgrade from the Huawei u815 IDEOS phone that got me ushered into the app world. A quick touch, the phone feels ...

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What Happened to Twitter Verification for Masses

A while ago, there was a plan by Twitter to introduce the small tick to the masses, just e-mail a scanned copy of your ID and voila, you are now certified to be truly you. I guess Twitter heeded to the arguments of a certain group of tweeps who argued that the move would render ...

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