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Guinea: Slow Blogging

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Guinea, Senegal, Citizen Media, Development, Technology

After a year of blogging on blog platform Mondoblog, Sow shares [1] [fr] how difficult it is to connect from his hometown in Guinea, locatedĀ  500 km from the capital Conakry: “This country is plagued with a standard access to the Internet that breaks every record of slowness. If you add the age-old problem of power shortages, blogging from a GSM mobile connection in these conditions is far from a picnic. Up to a full day to write an article, edit it, upload images and dispatch the link across social networks! Some ask me: “So, did you find a job?” The answer is no, knowing that I already have one: blogging!”