Showing posts from August 26, 2012

Mobile App: Inside M-Kazi : Job alerts and apply for jobs via SMS in Kenya

Since the beginning of july 2012 Kenyans can access job alerts and apply for jobs via SMS through M-Kazi, a mobile application targeted at low and middle income earners who make up about 80% of the country's estimated 8 million qualified but unemployed working population. The application has been created to counter the inconsistent access to the internet among job-seekers due to lack of access to computers, despite the growing number of employers posting job adverts online. “There is 70 % mobile penetration in Kenya, but we are talking about 5 computers for every thousand people. A mobile tool like M-Kazi which sends personalized job alerts through basic mobile phones via USSD and SMS will bridge this gap,” says Nancy Wang, a co-founder of M-Kazi. M-Kazi uses the shortcodes 838 for SMS and *8382# for USSD. The service could also save job seekers time and money spent when trying to find a job. Wang explains that typically job-seekers have to take a matatu to the nearest internet-cafe w…

Tech:Remembering Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon

Super Likes for the Legend!!!! Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, has died. He was 82. In a statement his family said Armstrong had passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. The family described him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and also as "a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job." That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind. When Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, he fulfilled the goal that had been set by President John F. Kennedy just eight years earlier. It was a long, long way from Armstrong's birthplace near tiny Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1930 .  Read more!