JamiiForums is a Tanzania-based social networking website in East Africa founded by Maxence Melo and Mike Mushi in 2006. The online network is notable as the most popular social media website in Tanzania, according to AllAfrica. The website emphasizes its use of user-generated content to avoid penalties faced by traditional media for reporting issues in Tanzania. According to Washington Post, recent Tanzanian bills have caused significant worry over potential media crackdown in Tanzania.
JamiiForums was officially launched in March 2006 with the name JamboForums, and comprised several online subforums. In May 2008 they changed their name to JamiiForums due to copyright issues. In March 2016, Jamii Media filed a lawsuit against the federal Tanzanian police force, alleging that the police force’s power to demand personal information of individuals suspected of crimes was unconstitutional. The case will be processed through the High Court of Tanzania
Kenyans love talking, KenyaTalk.com the country’s top online discussion forum recently announced it has reached 10,000 registered and active users.
Speaking about the progress made, James, KenyaTalk’s Founder and CEO said, “We’ve put a lot of emphasis on our mobile experience and this has had a huge impact on our user acquisition. Additionally “Hekaya Section” and “TBT(Throw back Thursday)” which are recent additions to our website have been given their own sections on KenyaTalk in order for their fans to browse and contribute to them easily.”
These sections added user engagement, increased the site’s pageviews and making KenyaTalk grow into one of Kenya’s top discussion websites.
KenyaTalk continues to express optimism in future growth, as the rate of internet penetration in Kenya increases so will the demand for local content and this is the gap that KenyaTalk aims to fill.
KenyaTalk is one of Kenya’s success stories. With the collapse of Kenyanlist and the shutdown and slow revival of Mashada, KenyaTalk quickly set up a home for local content, a gap the company felt existed and with great execution and team work plus patience, KenyaTalk has grown to what it is now and there have been rumors that it is looking for investors to raise money for expansion, this certainly looks like a good move seeing that Kenya’s internet user base grows day by day.
Kenyatalk is a site composed of many things, plenty of users, sure, but also the community that they’ve all built on their own. For the members of staff, this can mean a ton of headaches in the form of hate speech, tribalism, spam, harassment and cyber bullying, but it can also lead to things like random strangers helping each other and discussing about things they love in ways that they may not have access to in real life.
KenyaTalk houses a lot of Kenya’s digital history under one roof, and when it comes to building a space for so many of the Kenya’s interesting, deeply weird characters, we are left trying to make sure none of them break anything.
Kenyans247 Forum aims to be Kenya’s biggest community on Kenyans247 and everything in between.
Kenyans247 Forums is a Kenyan-based social networking website in East Africa founded by Sande Kennedy in 2019.
Kenyans247 is an independent platform for anyone interested in sharing knowledge, insights, facts, images and above all enthusiasm about the listed topics. It is sustained by a great number of staffers from all over the world who help managing and moderating the forums. A big thanks to all of them!