Web 2.0 in Africa

/ 28 March 2008

Lots of times when I’m working with theological school faculties, the huge challenges of the digital divide come up. Part of what fascinates me, however, is that when those challenges are voiced, they’re often voiced from the perspective of white, middle class Americans who in a patronizing sort of way want to use the concern about the challenges to argue that NO seminary should be involved with digital tools.

I'm more interested, on the other hand, in trying to figure out how to collaborate with -- or even, just be aware of! -- the ways in which people who are struggling to have basic access to digital tools find them useful. Here's a useful report on the ways in which Web 2.0 tools are finding their way into African contexts, for instance.