Archive for July, 2013

Do you want to share short visual stories with your fans?

Have you experimented with Instagramvideo?

They recently unveiled a video feature for their mobile app that transforms their already-powerful photo sharing network into a multimedia dynamo!

Combine that with the fact that Instagram offers ease of sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and the future looks bright for marketers who take advantage of the new format to reach their online community.

In this article, we’ll explore 6 ways that you can use the new video feature to create visually compelling stories and promote your brand and marketing message online.

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Instagram video has some interesting features for social media marketers.

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The government has saved £500m by controlling spending on IT and digitising a number of its services.

The claim was made in the latest report from the Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG), formed by the coalition to cut the UK deficit and run by Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude and chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander.

The update said overall spending by the government had been reduced by £10bn – 82% higher than the previous year – with IT coming into play in a number of areas, sticking with the ERG’s initial pledge to “increase digitisation and the use of alternative delivery models” to save money.

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L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

This parallel session on the Raise of mFarmers in Africa (MOB25) was conducted during the recently concluded E-Learning Africa 2013 International Conference in Windhoek Namabia on 30th May 2013 from 16:45 to 18:15. The session was chaired by Mr. Giacomo Rambaidi of Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) of Netherlands and two speakers managed to turn up for their paper presentations and these were John Gushit of University of Jos, Nigeria who presented a paper on “Facilitating the Optimal Utilization of Pesticides by peasant Farmers Using Mobile Technology” and myself (Robert Kibaya) of Uganda who presented on “Mobile Telephony Technologies That Support Communication and Fundraising Needs of a Rural Community Development Organization: A KIRUCODO Live Experience”. For more details about this session please visit this link.

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Participants during  Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for Development

Participants during
Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for Development

On 29th May 2013 during the recently concluded E-Learning Africa 2013 International Conference,  I (Robert Kibaya) conducted a full-day training workshop on Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for development from 09:00am to 05:00pm. The participants had access to all the training material uploaded at this blog link.  More information about this particular training session can be accessed from this link . All together there were 13 participants from nine countries pulled from different work sectors as you can have a look at this List.

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Google chief executive Larry Page has said he wanted the company to focus on fewer products

Google chief executive Larry Page has said he wanted the company to focus on fewer products

Millions of users of Google’s Reader service are preparing for its closure, with many still angered at the search giant’s decision.

Google announced in March that it would shut down the RSS reader, blaming a decline in use.
The company admitted that Reader had a “loyal following”, and gave instructions for exporting feeds.

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