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VOF Week 3: “THE PULSE WIRE HOT SPOT”

Queries may abound on the topical subject “Pulse wire Hot spot”, my response welcome to Kenya, land of innovative marketing strategies. Hot spots in Kenya are innovative technological gimmick by Kenya’s best and largest mobile service provider Safaricom of selected areas where wireless internet access is available. Hence the similarities with pulse wire, it’s a hot spot in its global right.

Blogs are systematically arranged entries that are frequently updated for the general public within a particular web forum and are impending and interactive new generation websites. Corporate and social networking forums such as face book and my space just to mention but afew.Challenges facing blogs include the fact that they are time consuming and at times certain blogs may be negative and since they lack an expiry date negatively impact on the image of the subscriber. Restrictions, additionally corporate blogs may limit free flow of information within an organisation as individuals seek to retain the corporate image of the organisation. In the case of fallout with management in certain situations blogs may be a cause of victimisation within an organisation. Problems further arise with questions on what is to be posted to keep the blog alive interesting to regularise flow of traffic. Poor Indicators, Necessity may prompt one to utilise blogs as indicators on a topical issue or marketing response which in essence may prove inadequate as the comments, trackbacks and qualitative intangibles cannot be easily quantified to measure success. Influential individuals, interesting is that blogs such as Face book in Kenya managed to attract the political elite but the problem is how to attract and retain people in positions of authority; corporate and political leaders to act as a bonding point with those directly under them. Hackers, tend to use the web as a point where they misuse personal post data for evil purposes by people like psychopaths, paedophiles, child and drug traffickers. Plagiarism of work posted on the web poses acts as an additional impediment to blogs.Geographical coverage where restrictions to immediate access to the web also poses a challenge to blogs.

Barriers to blogs include the posting of biased perspectives on the blog.Other factors hampering blogs include the appeal of the blog,the online application used, writing guidelines made to the users, lack of immediate response cultivated through personal touch, relevance of what is posted on the web, monetization of blogs.Legal barriers include the unavailability of codes of practice and socially, social rigidity in reception of information technology to transcend cultural barriers through blogs.

Solutions to overcome challenges and barriers include first and foremost a paradigm shift from the conventional communication methods to embrace latest technologies hence blogs(Social re-engineering).Great networking, knowledge sharing and perspective inspiring topics should be retained to keep the blog iron hot. Filtering parameters such as the security settings on face book should ensure restriction on hackers. Emphasis should be to enhance the “value add” that blogs promote and increase mentorship as initiated by world pulse in the use of blogs.

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misscarly's picture

VOF Week 3 Assignment

Dear Banjalyz,

I had the privilege to read your third essay for Voices of the Future. You have a very strong knowledge of how social media (blogs, in particular) are impacting the world today, and all the problems that accompany that. As you wrote in your final paragraph, the shift from conventional communication to online communication also requires a shift in mindset. Official voices of authority are diminished in the blogosphere, although new politics of practice arise. There is a lot to think about for this topic!

I would have liked to hear more about your personal experience with blogs. I think this would complement your strong understand of the global impact of blogs, to add in a sprinkle of your experience of blogging.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Good luck with the final essay, I look forward to reading it!

with kindness,
carly diaz

banjalyz's picture

Hi

Hi Carly,

Thankyou and l am indeed humbled by the shared sentiment l am abit of a marathon but will definiteley respond soonest!

Kind regards,

Banja

banjalyz's picture

VOF Week 3 response

Hi Carly,

Thanks for taking time to go through my assignment.This is in response to your question on my personal experience with blogs.As l respond l am blogging,yes it is effective which is indicative in my immediate response to you.My experiences on blogging have taken up the social network dimension which currently is dominated by face book.Misused yes because there are those who misuse the network to relay negative sentiments which is clearly viewed by more so those yo have chosen to be your friends.Effective in the same breath because if one friend is online you are able to chat and remain online which spurs for more networks not only socially but even in the employment,investment club network and a myriad of other ways.Yes l am able to learn more from blogs,going from my reference to facebook many events both social and corporate are posted online and hence l remain up to date with not only local ongoings and education through the various charities hosted but l am also able to actively provide my input to stimulate growth and ensure indeed what is relevant retains its life.The beauty of all this however is the fact that internet/cyber laws are currently being enhanced for instance if l may revert back to facebook the security settings allow an account user to secure themselves from persons they may not wish to access their accounts.M y quagmire however is how do you effectively do away with bloggers who prey on young innocent children who are caught up in the upheaval of everyone catching the facebook flu?Expressing myself more,yes l am more of a writer and find easier to jot down my ideas on paper as l am doing right now.Its freer,non limiting and yes just easy flow because it from my thoughts and aspirations,what l would actually want to see.
l hope that l have managed to effectively answer your questions.
Kindly get back incase of any further queries!

Kind regards,
Banja Lynda

NB:Sorry for the delay which was occasioned by the fact that l respond through a cybercafe cafe and have to organize myself in advance

Gemma's picture

Blogs

You presented a lot of technical information on blogging that I found to be very interesting. There are certainly strengths and weaknesses to this type of communication. This medium has a great deal of power to influence and due to accessibility, can be used for both ill purposes and positive ones.

What have been your personal experience in using blogs? Do you find that you learn information that is useful? Has this medium helped you express yourself? I would be interested in knowing more about that.

Gemma

banjalyz's picture

Blogs (response)

Thanks for taking time to go through my assignment.This is in response to your question on my personal experience with blogs.As l respond l am blogging,yes it is effective which is indicative in my immediate response to you.My experiences on blogging have taken up the social network dimension which currently is dominated by face book.Misused yes because there are those who misuse the network to relay negative sentiments which is clearly viewed by more so those yo have chosen to be your friends.Effective in the same breath because if one friend is online you are able to chat and remain online which spurs for more networks not only socially but even in the employment,investment club network and a myriad of other ways.Yes l am able to learn more from blogs,going from my reference to facebook many events both social and corporate are posted online and hence l remain up to date with not only local ongoings and education through the various charities hosted but l am also able to actively provide my input to stimulate growth and ensure indeed what is relevant retains its life.The beauty of all this however is the fact that internet/cyber laws are currently being enhanced for instance if l may revert back to facebook the security settings allow an account user to secure themselves from persons they may not wish to access their accounts.M y quagmire however is how do you effectively do away with bloggers who prey on young innocent children who are caught up in the upheaval of everyone catching the facebook flu?Expressing myself more,yes l am more of a writer and find easier to jot down my ideas on paper as l am doing right now.Its freer,non limiting and yes just easy flow because it from my thoughts and aspirations,what l would actually want to see.
l hope that l have managed to effectively answer your questions.
Kindly get back incase of any further queries!

Kind regards,
Banja Lynda

NB:Sorry for the delay which was occasioned by the fact that l respond through a cybercafe cafe and have to organize myself in advance

banjalyz's picture

Hi Gemma, Thanks for taking

Hi Gemma,

Thanks for taking time to go through my assignment.This is in response to your question on my personal experience with blogs.As l respond l am blogging,yes it is effective which is indicative in my immediate response to you.My experiences on blogging have taken up the social network dimension which currently is dominated by face book.Misused yes because there are those who misuse the network to relay negative sentiments which is clearly viewed by more so those yo have chosen to be your friends.Effective in the same breath because if one friend is online you are able to chat and remain online which spurs for more networks not only socially but even in the employment,investment club network and a myriad of other ways.Yes l am able to learn more from blogs,going from my reference to facebook many events both social and corporate are posted online and hence l remain up to date with not only local ongoings and education through the various charities hosted but l am also able to actively provide my input to stimulate growth and ensure indeed what is relevant retains its life.Expressing myself more,yes l am more of a writer and find easier to jot down my ideas on paper as l am doing right now.Its freer,non limiting and yes just easy flow because it from my thoughts and aspirations,what l would actually want to see.
l hope that l have managed to effectively answer your questions.
Kindly get back incase of any further queries!

Kind regards,
Banja Lynda

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