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Makmende

March 24, 2010

Its impossible to navigate the Kenyan online space without running into Makmende!

Makmende is a fictional Kenyan superhero and you cannot be on facebook or twitter without running into him as the Wall Street Journal seems to have noticed:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/03/24/kenya-launches-countrys-first-viral-music-video/

for more makmende jokes check out twitter:
http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23makmende

and to understand who Makmende really is in the context of technology and and media in the Kenya space: http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2010/03/24/makmendes-so-huge-he-cant-fit-in-wikipedia/

More from the band who brought us Makmende: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_N8dOOq1wk&feature=related

and randomly interesting: A promising netflix-like video rental site that uses text messaging rises in Nairobi: http://www.famiflix.com/

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