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Reporting for Duty: Building an Elections Platform for Kenya | Presented by Nation Media Group and Circle Digital | Monday, April 29th | 5-7 pm| iHub

During Kenya’s 2013 General Election, Nation Media Group and Circle Digital created a live Elections Reporting and Tracking System (ERTS). The ERTS was tremendously successful by several measures: 1.6 million pageviews, a peak of 2,500 simultaneous users, traffic from over 100 countries, heavy mobile usage within Kenya and an average visit duration of seven minutes. […]

#PeacefulElections – A Real Time Feed of Peace SMSs from Passengers on Buses

Beginning in February 2013, passengers on FlashCast’s smart-buses were prompted to send in SMS contributions with the topic: “A Peaceful, United Kenya”. A  real-time feed of these messages is interspersed with quotations from some of history’s most famous advocates for peace. This is an initiative from FlashCast. We caught up with Flashcasts’s Caine Wanjau on why they started this initiative. […]

Online Community’s responsibility in curbing dangerous speech

Guest Editorial :  By Jessica Musila As Kenya heads to its most complex election ever on 4th March 2013, the role of Kenya’s online community especially on social media is a point of concern. While the level of innovation demonstrated by the online community in establishing useful tools encouraging people to get involved with the […]

Uchaguzi Meet Up | ElectionsKe 2013 and Uchaguzi

It was a full house at the iHub yesterday evening as the Kenyan Uchaguzi Community made up of Social Media users, Mappers, Researchers, Developers, Journalists, and individuals interested in the Uchaguzi platform and the elections in general met. The agenda of the evening was: share Ushahidi’s plans for the Kenya 2013 elections, share iHub Research’s Umati findings (download reports here and here), demo […]

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