Google Africa has a new Manager of Policy – Ory Okolloh


Google Africa has a new Manager of Policy – Ory Okolloh.

Okolloh, co-founder of the very successful crowdsourcing platform, known as Ushahidi, recently announced that she will be stepping down as Executive Director, and …
Continue reading

Comments on a Live Blogged Revolution


Update 13:30 EST 1/31
As the protests continue unabated, the internet remains largely blocked with the exception of Noor ISP which serves roughly 8% of Egyptian traffic. Internet activists have galvanized into a group called WeRebuild which …
Continue reading

Cement Embedded USBs: Connect At Your Own Risk


A technological search and find; a social media scavenger hunt.

An advanced way to stay connected while being offline or a plot with technological vandalism written all over it? An anonymous treasure or a mission …
Continue reading

Tunisia at a Crossroads: Social Media, Protests & Potential for Change


In recent days, the North African country of Tunisia¬† has flooded the front pages of most international media outlets because of demonstrations against authoritarian rule and the subsequent overthrow of Zine El Abedin Ben Ali. Mohammed Ghannouci, who seized …
Continue reading

Recap of ICT4D Tweet Chat (Hashtag: #ict4ddl)


On January 11, 2011 from 11-12am, TechChange co-hosted a tweet chat with Linda Raftree (@meowtree) from Plan International to gauge interest in ICT for Development (ICT4D) distance learning and get a better sense of what …
Continue reading