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I love being a digital native...honestly! I love the fact that I have a digital self, and I can be comfortable with it. I love the fact that I can use technology to achieve any objective. I love the fact that I can be in realtime in a number of digital spaces at the same time. If you think about it, there's lot's to be happy about being a digital native. BUT... I'm a little worried...
I believe that Digital Literacy should be a right in the digital age. Digital Literacy, as perceived by many, scopes the basics of how to use different technologies and digital tools but I would argue that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I believe that the ‘digital’ is a mindset and not necessarily a thing. I base this belief on the fact that the ‘digital’ has...
Fieke
I believe that the right to unplug should be a right in the digital age. Last week I was talking to some of my colleagues outside the ICT and Media team about Twitter. The international news attention on the ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ revolutions showed the digital media sceptic in them that Twitter can be more then just a tool to let the world now what you had for breakfast...
okuti
This time as I write my part two comment on the campaign trail, I feel happy and excited that my readers are increasing and they actually find these articles interesting.... Let's go! This time I want to focus on corruption in the face of leadership, the voter and civic education as well as the role of the citizen. Sometime back I wrote about the blame game http://okuti.blogspot.com/2009/09/blame...
mlambo
Blogging is one example of a web 2.0 tool being touted as a new technology that can be used to effect social change. However people in Zimbabwe trying to use this technology to bring about social change face a number of challenges in attempting to utilize blogs to mobilize people for a cause. A close examination of some Zimbabwean blogs showed me that very few people are taking time to visit...
From Wikipedia: "The word (slacktivism) is considered a pejorative term that describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel satisfaction. The acts also tend to dilute awareness campaigns[citation needed] and require minimal personal effort from the slacktivist." In a discussion we had...
Over the last 10days, my Facebook wall had several posts regarding to developments on the mighty Wikileaks. Just in case you haven't been reading news, I am talking about the organization that describes itself as a "not-for-profit media organization" that has made headlines in the recent weeks for publishing secret diplomatic documents. It is very interesting to read different opinions Wikileaks...
Yesterday while on a walk in town i bumped into a best friend and a former school mate for whom we had stayed for over five years without meeting face to face. We have been chatting, commenting on each others posts on Facebook but after meeting we had very little or nothing at all to share and spent less than ten minutes together despite the long time no see and the old good day's memories. I...