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Hong Kong

English: Full view of Kowloon and Hong Kong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s amazing to how the Arab Spring uprisings throughout North Africa and the Middle East are continuing to have repercussions throughout the world. The role of technology, of course, cannot be underplayed in these events – social media has been a valuable conduit and meeting place to spread this contagious notion of Democracy. And before the cynics get to the point of ‘what do you do now, once you have freedom?’ (a whole other argument), it’s thrilling to see the demands that citizens are beginning to make of their national businesses and governments.

China, and more specifically the semi-autonomous principality of Hong Kong, is now in the midst of pro-democracy fervour; raising a stout middle finger to the national powers in Beijing. The reason for this is the legislature election, and it follows weeks of protest at the government’s “plans for mandatory patriotism lessons,” according to the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »

African Girl

“Technology, once again, is proving to be the great modern democratizer!”

It’s ironic that the African continent creates some of the most positive, innovative technological advancements, and at the same time most of its inhabitants don’t have function broadband capabilities. It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention, and in Kenya at least, frontiers are routinely being pushed in regards brilliant ideas positively impacting lives. The BBC has recently run an encouraging reportage on how computerized stock lists, mobile phone apps and solar-powered medical boxes are bridging the gap between rich and poor and helping those in remote rural areas. Read the rest of this entry »


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