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The Persuasive Technologies that keep you addicted to Social Media

The Persuasive Technologies that keep you addicted to Social Media

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Last year, salesforce CEO Merc Benioff was quoted during the World Economic Forum saying that Facebook should be regulated the same way tobacco companies are regulated. This was in reference to the tendency of social media to be addictive, and to influence human behaviour and decision in a way…

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How social media is used to influence elections

How social media is used to influence elections

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Cambridge Analytica played some hidden roles in elections around the world, from the US presidential elections, the UK Brexit referendum, to even the Kenyan general elections. How did they achieve this? It was easy. The marriage of technology and human psychology has produced powerful tool that can reach people,…

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Questions to expect in the upcoming Kenya Population and Housing Census

Questions to expect in the upcoming Kenya Population and Housing Census

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Where you will spend the night on 24th August 2019 will affect this country for the next 10 years, because that will be the reference night for the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census. You will expect someone to knock at your door between the evenings of 24th to…

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Kenya’s Failed Primary School Laptops Project

Kenya’s Failed Primary School Laptops Project

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In 2013, the government of Kenya promised to issue laptops to all pupils joining primary school. This was made as an election campaign pledge, and it was one of the most expensive political promises ever made. It would involve issuing laptops to every new batch of pupils joining class…

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Conducting business through online markets

Conducting business through online markets

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While the world has shifted to a Digital Economy, many people find themselves unable to venture into doing business online due to lack of information on what digital economy entails, or lack of skills to utilize the same. At the same time, many people keep venturing into entrepreneurship in…

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The Future of Self-driving Cars in Africa

The Future of Self-driving Cars in Africa

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Automobile is a word that came up when the world transitioned from horse drawn cars to self-propelling cars with engines. Then, no one saw it coming that one day even the driver would become unnecessary and the car would move from both animal power and control. Once Self-driving cars…

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The White CEO

The White CEO

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What started as a satirical tweet by Truehost Cloud has ended up as a Tweet with a life of its own, drawing anger and amusement at the same time from thousands of people. The tweet was an advert for a CEO position, giving funny requirements such as height, gender,…

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Human Tethering

Human Tethering

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Humans are a very slippery things. They are neither here, nor there, but always on the move and looking for the next big thing. They get bored easily, and look for different distractions to satisfy their ever changing tastes. Devices complained that even when they offer the best entertainment,…

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How to Create a Post on WordPress

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Creating a post on WordPress is easy, but you need to know how to do it for it to be easy. Here I outline the basic process from scratch (I could have titled it ‘Creating a WordPress post for dummies’). Note that the process of creating a page is…

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Kenya’s problem with Cashless Transport

Kenya’s problem with Cashless Transport

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When Uber landed in Nairobi – one of the World’s most dynamic cities, – they realized their card payment system was not popular. This led to Nairobi becoming the second city in the world where Uber introduced cash payment option, after Hyderabad. The single move tripled Uber’s growth in…

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