Day 1: I am Rohingya #51Days

Today as part of my #51days act of solidarity, I shall change my twitter profile to ‘I am Rohingya” The Rohingya are an ethnic group that live in Myanmar – formerly Burma – they are mostly Muslims in a country that is predominantly Buddhist.

51 days of solidarity and advocacy.

There are 51 days until Christmas 2016.

What happens on #Twitter when someone like #Mandela dies

I was going to title this post – ‘What billions of silent voices screaming at the same time look like’ – but it seemed too dramatic.

As I was about to release the pre-beta of my new app Hashies, the news came on the wire that Nelson Mandela had died. I wasn’t particularly shocked – more relieved actually. I do feel like I have lost a beloved grandfather – I think most of the world feels the same. But in the last few months, the situation around him and the media frenzy was grotesque to say the least. I wished nothing more than a peaceful passing on for Mr Mandela and when it came I felt only relief and gratitude for a beautiful brave life.

Hashies tracks what people are saying on a hashtag in near real time. Given the news, ‘#Mandela’ seemed the way to go. Before I heard the news – it was going to be ‘#JustinBeiber’ – glad it wasn’t!

Enough said, here is what it looked like.

And just to be sure – there is no one quite like Mr Mandela. And there is unlikely to ever be. RIP Madiba.

10 things I learnt from being off the Internets for 30 days.

  I took 30 days off all social media and most of the distracting internet.

Off the Internets for 30 Days

I’m getting off the internet for the next 30 days.

May 28 – Data is Fascinating

Yesterday I think I’m back in my stride!

My tweets on 2012-12-24

Amazing conversations and spontaneous interactions on my timeline on 2012-12-24

Twittervations On 2012-12-23

Amazing conversations and spontaneous interactions on my timeline on 2012-12-23

What I Said On Twitter On 2012-12-20

Amazing conversations and spontaneous interactions on my timeline on 2012-12-20