The War On Trolls

  Everyone has experienced them sometime, random antagonizers who divert away from the main subjects in conversation on online platforms or article comment-sections with an agenda to trigger the public opinion in certain direction. They have many names, mainly known as “trolls” or “shills”, in some cases acting on their …

Social Media & Women Empowerment

In the wake of the Social Media Revolution, social user growth is expanding fast in emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. In 2017 Social Networking in Asia-Pacific will have the largest social network population worldwide and the Middle East and Africa will have the second-largest audience. What does that mean for development and women empowerment? Can Social Media include women’s voices in decision making processes and promote equality?

Big Data: Get on Board or Get Left Behind

Big Data startups in the West received $6.64B in venture capital investment in 2015, 11% of total tech VC. To put that in perspective, it is greater than the GDP of Malawi, 4 times the GDP of Guinea-Bissau. “The explosion of big data has far-outpaced our ability to make sense …

Big Data 4 Gender

A criticism of Big Data for development is that the data is not representative and therefore can effectively disregard the already marginalised. The recognition that big data sets tends to marginalise women and girls is at the heart of Data2x mission with their tagline: “If data isn’t from all of …