- By Sokari Ekine Nathan Eagle

SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

  • Title: SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa
  • Author: Sokari Ekine Nathan Eagle
  • ISBN: 9781906387358
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • SMS Uprising Mobile Activism in Africa Providing a unique insight into how activists and social change advocates are addressing Africa s many challenges from within this collection of essays by those engaged in using mobile phone technolo

    Providing a unique insight into how activists and social change advocates are addressing Africa s many challenges from within, this collection of essays by those engaged in using mobile phone technologies for social change provides an analysis of the socioeconomic, political, and media contexts faced by activists in Africa today The articles address a broad range of issueProviding a unique insight into how activists and social change advocates are addressing Africa s many challenges from within, this collection of essays by those engaged in using mobile phone technologies for social change provides an analysis of the socioeconomic, political, and media contexts faced by activists in Africa today The articles address a broad range of issues including inequalities in access to technology based on gender and rural and urban usage and it offers practical examples of how activists are using mobile technology to organize and document their experiences An overview of the lessons learned in making effective use of mobile phone technologies without any of the romanticism so often associated with the use of new technologies for social change is given Examples are shared in a way that makes them easy to replicate, hoping to lead to greater reflection about the real potential and limitations of mobile technologies Contributors include Ken Banks, Nathan Eagle, Anil Naidoo, Berna Ngolobe, and Juliana Rotich.

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    1. This book is an invaluable resource for learning about SMS in Africa, but it has broader value for understanding the challenges and opportunities of social networking on all Internet platforms. The authors, pre-eminent in the field of Internet activism in Africa, both cover general issues and provide detailed case studies of digital information gathering and activism in Kenya, DR Congo, KwaZulu Natal, Uganda and Zimbabwe among others. The digital divide is addressed but so also is the exponentia [...]

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