A few weeks back we published a post highlighting the top 7 social media platforms in Africa. They were notably Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and other , in that order. This got us thinking about why social media, in particular Facebook, had such a growing hold on Africa. We think the key lies in the way African communities work. If you grew up in an African family you may know what i am talking about. The beginning of any African community seems to start from the most basic community, which is the family and extended family. From the family we extend out. These communities are based on sharing. Sharing places they live, food, money, clothes, conversation, happiness, sadness and more. The sharing is vocal and visual.The communities also exchange goods for services and services for good. They trade, buy and sell from people they like or who others recommend. Commerce. In this podcast we look gently and briefly at these aspects and how they may form some of the reasons why Social Media works for Africa.
YOUTUBE IN AFRICA

Africa West East South and North’s Largest YouTube Audiences

Have a look at these statics courtesy of Social Baker, showing the YouTube profiles that attract the largest audiences in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt. What do they say to you?

[caption id="attachment_8461" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Nigerian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences Nigerian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8460" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Kenyan YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences Kenyan YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8459" align="aligncenter" width="300"]South African YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences South African YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8458" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Egyptian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences Egyptian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption]
TWITTER IN AFRICA

Africa West East South and North’s Largest Twitter Audiences

Have a look at these statics courtesy of Social Baker, showing the Twitter profiles that attract the largest audiences in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt. What do they say to you?

[caption id="attachment_8432" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Nigerian Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences Nigerian Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8431" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Kenyan Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences Kenyan Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8430" align="aligncenter" width="300"]South African Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences South African Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8429" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Egyptian Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences Egyptian Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption]
Taking a look at Facebook in Africa

Africa West, East, South and North Facebook Page Audience Count

Have a look at these statics courtesy of Social Baker, showing the Facebook pages that attract the largest audiences in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt. What do they say to you?

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Social Media in Nigeria

Focus On Social Media With Oluwakemi

Hello Social media has literally become one of those apparently indispensable tools on our mobile phone and personal computer. IT is used around the world and we also use it locally, here in Nigeria. We use it to watch other peoples' lives; check the news; get information and updates; do business, be educated;  advertise; market;  connect to friends and family and lots more. This week Oluwakemi Tadokpede is taking a look at Social Media from a Nigeria and African perspective. Follow our series this week to see what she and others she has spoken to, feel about the current social media trend in Nigeria. [avatar user="Oluwakemi" size="medium" align="center"]Oluwakemi Tadokpede[/avatar]

Apple iPhone and Adobe Acrobat Reader

Good morning Appletime viewers. Today I bring you another little gem on how you , as a mobile business person can use your iPhone as an office as you move, as part of this weeks series looking into technology. One the key apps I have used over the years to work from anywhere and which helps me deliver my documents professionally, sign documents on the move, review documents as I go, send documents in a secure format or mix and match information from different documents, is the mobile version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. [caption id="attachment_8067" align="aligncenter" width="58"]Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader[/caption] Now I do enjoy Adobe Acrobat Reader on the PC but I have found that the functionality of Adobe Acrobat Reader on the PC is limited. In order to get some of the same functionality offered in the mobile version on the PC I have to add Adobe Acrobat Pro and not just stick with the Reader. Now, I may be wrong on this, if so feel free to correct me. Back to the subject at hand. So the mobile Adobe Acrobat Reader is a lovely must have tool for the mobile business user and in today's video i show you how to install and use it. I also run through some of the basic features I like, but it does have a few more that you should try yourself. https://youtu.be/C-aby1o9wvE Enjoy. YJ
Apple Notes

How To Scan With The Apple iPhone Notes

Hello Everybody Apple iPhone time is here again. On a more serious note, we are looking at the Apple iPhone this week as an office for Mobile Business Users. We started on Monday and if you missed the first two episodes or posts please check the links below. The first was about adding attachments to Apple email and the second was a look at the new Apple Measure app. Today we are looking at scanning a document with Apple iPhone Notes. [caption id="attachment_7816" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Apple Notes Notes[/caption] I didn’t know till I found it in the app by accident that this nifty little feature was on the iPhone. It is, but it is well hidden. Before I found this feature I had tried both paid and unpaid scanning apps. Some were okay, others were downright awful. This one is effective, easy to use and does what it’s supposed to do. It allows you to scan one page or many pages, without complexity, into one document. It auto detects the document to be scanned , but it also allows you to manually change the area detected if it is wrong. The crowning beauty of this app is the document can be shared by email, to other apps or stored as a pdf. I think it’s pretty cool. Check it out for yourself in the video below and let me know what you think. https://youtu.be/NUrzh8vq0vI It should help you to scan any document whilst you are on the move and get it where it needs to be pronto. Let me know what you think. As usual have a productive day. Thanks Yj