Announcing Whiver a way for you to talk to the web.

Information Stream

One of the challenges Kenyans and Africans face, which is also  often talked about in forums such as the recent Mobile Monday (MoMo see here and here ) at the iHub is how to bridge the information gap within and between people in our Kenyan and African context.

Jessica Colaco has been a huge proponent of the mobile web and has suggested that users and developers need to get together to scale ideas into projects  that can be fine tuned to meet the growing demand for information amongst the Kenyan people.

What we are proposing to do with Whiver.com is to extract conversations from our larger Whive.com platform and sort of go on a meet the people tour.

Ideas such as Jessica’s of connecting data to researchers as well as others ideas of connecting users to publishers/content providers is key and any platform that does this in our own local context should be encouraged.

Indeed developers in Kenya should not be lethargic when approaching social media but should come up with new ways of spreading the gospel of innovation and community. Think of Makmende use of social media as one such example.

In this regard we at Whive.com have come up with a platform (due to be on Beta to our users shortly) that will.

  1. Show trending conversations in Kenya and Africa.
  2. Allow one to many and many to many conversations.
  3. Encourage community and innovation through our Free Ads gateway.

We hope you can Join us at Whive.com Signup [Click Here] and we shall send you an invitation to try this service.

God Bless Kenya.

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About John Karanja

John Karanja is the Founder of Whive.com which is a Mobile and Web social media platform where people interact using different forms of media. Whive.com has over 120,000 members across East Africa and was a Winner at the Pivot 25 Mobile Technology Competition in 2011. John is also a Co-Founder of Crowdpesa.com a Location Based mobile application which provides a market place for African Merchants and Businesses. Crowdpesa has been listed as one of the 40 startups to watch in Africa and appeared at the first DEMO Africa in 2012. John has a Masters degree in Political Sociology from the University of Oxford, England and a Bachelor of Business and Information Technology from Strathmore University, Kenya. John has been awarded the Vision2030 ICT Award 2011 for Innovation in Youth and Gender Sector by the Kenyan Government. He is also the First African Winner of the Nokia Open Screen Fund in 2009 as well as a nominee for the Tech4Africa Innovation Award 2011.
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