Internet

Sina Weibo the Chinese Microblogging Giant Adds English-Language Interface

Internet, social media
Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging platform sometimes referred to as “China’s Twitter,” is finally offering an English-language interface, as confirmed to Tech In Asia by the company. Though the English-language interface is still only partial, it will help turn the site into an important marketing tool for overseas brands and celebrities hoping to reach Chinese consumers, especially since there may be as few as just 18,000 active Twitter users in the country more

LERATO MA – Joan of Arc of .africa: A case of anonymity and not a fake identity

Domains, Internet
A recent case of anonymous identity has attracted a buzz of discussions in a certain African email forum managed by the African IP addressing organization, Afrinic. At the time of discovery, the owner of the online Identity Lerato Ma, defended her use of the “pseudo-name” and attributed it to constant harassment and a case of being blocked from participation. more

High, low points of ICT sector in 2012

Business, Internet
While taking stock of the Nigerian ICT market in the year under review with stakeholders expressing mixed reactions, listings expectations for the year ahead, Nigeria did fairly well in 2012 with a lot of room for improvement in the current. Already, experts in the Nigerian ICT sector who spoke to Vanguard Hi-Tech More

Happy Birthday: TCP/IP pioneer Vint Cerf reflects on the modern Internet quietly turning 30

Internet
Happy Birthday to The Interwebz. That’s right, January 1 (which was yesterday for those of us outside the US), marked the 30th birthday of the modern Internet. Writing on the Google blog, Vint Cerf — the company’s VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, and a key figure who helped the Internet get off the ground — recalls the packet network-related work that he and Robert Kahn undertook to develop the initial TCP Internet standard that got things moving. That was then split into two parts, one of which was “Internet Protocol”, aka IP, and the other TCP. more