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Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so
April 19, 2014 ♦ 2 Comments
Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so

Social media is popular in Cameroon but encouraging even greater participation is challenging given the online climate.

‘How Africa Tweets’ report is a good benchmark for future analysis
March 14, 2014 ♦ No Comment
‘How Africa Tweets’ report is a good benchmark for future analysis

The other day, Portland Communications released a new report on how Africa tweets that improves upon a similar analysis from 2011. Two years ago, the goal of the study was to establish a “benchmark for measuring the evolution of Twitter use in Africa.” This time around, researchers examined Twitter trends at a more granular level than before.

More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury
February 26, 2014 ♦ No Comment
More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury

Findings of a recent face-to-face survey include how internet use is more common among young Africans, how smartphone ownership remains a luxury, and how nations with a higher GDP per capita have a higher percentage of internet users.

Face-to-face media usage surveys in Mali and Somalia shed light on Internet habits
December 16, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Face-to-face media usage surveys in Mali and Somalia shed light on Internet habits

Results of nationally representative, face-to-face surveys tell of growing mobile internet usage in Mali and Somalia.

Alliance for Affordable Internet Affordability Report highlights successes in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria
December 9, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Alliance for Affordable Internet Affordability Report highlights successes in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has just released “The Affordability Report 2013″ which attempts to understand why only some countries have succeeded in creating universal Internet access.

Web Index Report ranks 22 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment
November 24, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Web Index Report ranks 22 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment

Only 2 of 22 African nations included in the Web Index 2013 Annual Report (of 81 countries in all) are in the upper half of the rankings.