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Computing/Internet Humour Mission

A Few Good Posts

I don’t make a habit of doing the ‘Friday link’ thing – I’m not organised enough, to remember what I’ve read. However, I’ve been struck by a some posts by a few of my favourite bloggers this week: Firstly, Onesimus had some great things to say about success in the church: Success has nothing to […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

What is the Value of Twitter?

I’ve always been somewhat ambivalent about Twitter. I quite enjoy using it, but I also find the limit of 160 characters makes it more or less impossible to say anything at all nuanced. So why do I use twitter? I think that there are three main reasons: The main reason I use twitter, is also […]

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Computing/Internet

ScribeSub

The internet makes it very easy to publish articles online. However, it is very difficult to actually make money through online publishing, especially if you are not a famous writer. One solution to this is ScribeSub an extremely easy to use online publishing platform. All articles on ScribeSub can be read for a dollar, of […]

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Computing/Internet

20 Blogs

Mouse was kind enough to include Kouya Chronicle in his list of blogs to watch. This inspired me to draw up my list of the twenty recommended blogs. This doesn’t mean that these are the best blogs out there, but they are the ones that I follow the most closely. For obvious reasons, Bible translation […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

The Internet and the World

This picture is an amazing representation of the spread of Facebook around the world. If you are interested in how it was produced, you can read about it here. It is fascinating to look at the places where there is very little Facebook activity; I realise very few people live in central Australia, but why […]

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Bible & Mission Computing/Internet Mission Observations

Blog of the Year 2010

A year ago, in my blog of the year post, I wrote: Is it just me, or has blogdom become rather boring of late? There are lots of blogs out there, but very rarely do I come across anything that makes me leap out of my seat in sheer joy and wonderment. A year later, […]

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Computing/Internet Observations

If You Ever Wondered…

… why I write a blog, use twitter or try and do a podcast. You can find the answer to your question and to many others in the interview that I did with Big Bible. Here, for example, are a few of my thoughts on the Lausanne congress. You’ve recently returned from the Lausanne conference […]

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Church: World Computing/Internet Observations

Living in a Connected World

A few days ago, Phil wrote about the problems of writing online articles which might be aimed at a local audience, but which may have a worldwide readership. Once I could pick my target audience. Magazines and newspapers knew who their readers were, radio stations knew their listeners, everything could be targeted and tailored for […]

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Computing/Internet

What Next for Kouya Chronicle?

I’ve been considering making a few changes to Kouya Chronicle and I wondered what you, my reader, think about them. Should we change the look? Over time the layout has become rather cramped and I wonder whether I should change the theme and get rid of some of the side-bar content. What about the title? […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

You Can’t Trust People in Africa

At least that’s what PayPal and other online companies seem to think. I haven’t been able to use PayPal for two months. I just got profiled for extra security measures on Facebook. I can’t make certain purchases from Africa. Few organizations ship goods to me here. Let’s be honest; living in Africa, or being African, […]