Kenya's Propensity to Crowdsource

From Afrinnovator Mon Dec 10 2012, 04:00:24

About two weeks ago, following a strike by transport operators in Kenya, residents of the capital city Nairobi resorted to social media to solve the problem. The hashtag #CarPoolKE was a result of an emergent self-organised effort by Twitter users around Nairobi to find alternate transport to their destinations. The Kenya Red Cross amplified the call and the hashtag soon became the defacto choice for most people looking for transport to help them get to where they want or for people who were willing to provide transport on a pro-bono or paid basis. Simeon Oriko the originator of the hashtag

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