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: Silver Bullet, 21st Century oil, or just a plain old thermometer?

Part 1 Development has seen a number of “silver bullets” since the middle of the last century and it’s tempting to place Big Data as the latest and greatest solution to the development question. But as competing silver bullets ricochet through workshops and high-level panel discussions in the develo-sphere, in …

Social Media vs. Free Speech

journalism and sharing information enters a new path with Social Media, a realm that’s not entirely empty of challenges. Sharing information fast, reaching, engaging and interacting with audiences online has become increasingly essential to spread news.