Also announcing this week a sharp rise in advertising revenue were Snapchat, Twitter, and of course Google and Facebook. However, these American tech giants still don't make any money in Africa. So Africa's presence on social media is largely symbolic.
Is there a possible way of African countries developing their own tech products to address this issue?
If just joining an online video call is an extreme sport. Now imagine you are trying to build a user interface like facebook, twitter .. the infrastructure in uganda is just
Akin to huge international brands opening up branches in territories where the goal isn't profit but rather presence, inclusivity, political correctness, snuffing out the potential competition, and perhaps the anticipation that in 10, 20 or 50 years profits will start rolling in.
"Africa's presence on social media is largely symbolic"
We(Africans) are only here to represent the statistics, for now.
The occupational hazards of being at the bottom rung of the dominance hierarchy.
And our dafft leaders think blocking Facebook affects the company in any way..
@TimKalyegira I beg to differ, How about the money made through payment of ads for Facebook and twitter. I mean It may be small but not negligible. Thanks
It all goes to running costs. Making revenue means turning a profit not meremly making sales
Not true. They make money from paid ads.
How much for example . Am sure you know there is a difference between turning a profit and making mere sales. The revenues can even pay for the infrastructure that fb uses to run in Africa latter on pay the team that sits at the continental branch office