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How Useful is a Tweet?

Last month, iHub Research published the results of our research looking at crowdsourcing data collected during the March 2013 Kenyan elections. The research has become even more relevant against the backdrop of this weekend’s horrific incident at Westgate Mall, which looks to have been documented first on Twitter just seconds after the first gunshot via […]

Characteristics of Incident Reporters on Twitter

By: Chris Orwa As part of our Crowdsourcing Validation project, during the general Kenyan elections in March 2013, iHub Research collected over 2.5 million tweets related to the polls. We are now in the process of crunching the data to unravel the profile of tweeps highly likely to report an incident on twitter. In our […]

Fireside Chat with @ChiefKariuki | Thursday, 28th February | 6 – 7:30 pm | iHub

We will be hosting “the tweeting chief” Chief Kariuki from Lanet Umoja at this month’s Fireside Chat on the evening of 28th February, 2013. If you’re a Kenyan on Twitter, you’ve almost certainly come across Chief Kariuki’s tweets, which run the gamut of community policing –  “from tracking down missing sheep to stopping crime.”  While a […]

Deep Thoughts…

Deep thoughts on the iHub’s potential from @jwesonga…

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