Photos of cellphone repair places in Blantyre
In 2009 I took these snapshots of cellphone shops in Blantyre, Malawi:
Connecting to the Internet from Blantyre
Just got back from visiting family in beautiful Blantyre. It’s rainy season now and there are regular rain showers every other day. Everything is green and lush. The sun is hot. The air is moist. And the shopping centres and outdoor markets of Blantyre are busy with holiday shopping. And except for a couple of […]
Malawi Twitterers
As Malawi celebrates independence day tomorrow, here is a list of Malawi twitterers you might like to follow: Vincent Kumwenda – currently at Muloza border, Mulanje; topics include Malawi news, world news, interesting Malawi web pages, and soccer. He also writes a blog. Fred Bvalani – in Blantyre; tweets about mobile applications and phones, Oracle […]
OpenStreetMap of Blantyre
Stumbled across this tweet about Malawi on OpenStreetMap.org. See for example the streets of Blantyre:
My BlogCamp Switzerland Talk
As announced on Twitter, I presented a talk on mobile technology in Malawi at today’s BlogCamp in Zurich to share what I’m learning from the African blogs and tweets that I follow on a regular basis. I started my talk with a short intro on Chiperoni (I am a bridge blogger somewhere between Basel and […]
Twitter, SMS and Africa
This recent Twitter announcement is disappointing on a personal level, but also on a more global level as White African discusses: Twitter represents a change in communication. By acting as a global gateway for updates via SMS (or the web), that then updates all of your followers, Twitter succeeded in breaking ground in one-to-many messaging. […]
Coca-Cola Ad in Blantyre
See also this previous entry on the Coca-Cola Index.
Hong Kong Restaurant in Blantyre, Malawi
Chinese restaurant in downtown Blantyre in Malawi. (BTW, this is a Chiperoni.ch Internet Marketing experiment…. If you read this blog post and then end up going to eat at this BT restaurant, please tell the owners where you first heard about it…)
Back from Blantyre
I spent a couple of sunny, winter days in Malawi’s biggest city, visiting family and meeting friends. I’ve started uploading some of my snapshots to Flickr. More to come as I sift thru the GBs of data. Travel was uneventful, except for the fact that my luggage took 6 days to arrive in Blantyre. It […]
Web to SMS
for future reference: I use Twitter’s direct messages to send out an occasional text message. I’m trying to set up a Twitter account for my family in Blantyre. The idea would be to DM them via Twitter. But somehow, the cell phone authentication is *not* working. (Any ideas?) As an alternative, I found this page […]
Website: review everything malawi
I noticed a new website on Malawi: http://malawiweb.net/
The van der Post trail
Found this interesting read at Times Online: A voyage round my father A daughter follows her father’s footsteps to Mount Mulanje. Page three of the article includes travel tips. Malawi is Africa as it once was, so there are no vast luxurious holiday compounds and few sumptuous lodges to insulate you from the masses. Here […]