Uncategorized Tanzania’s online revolution


It all started with Silicon Valley, the origin of the .com boom. But this was in the late 20th century. Now its Tanzania’s time with an ever-increasing number of people accessing the internet. It is now where customers, business and common social services are easily accessible. Considering this, companies have taken their advertising and marketing efforts online. Why? Because that is where the consumers are. Facebook for instance has 6 hundred million users log in everyday, anyone with an internet access perform google searches and YouTube has become the one stop shop for entertainment and education. We are in an online revolution.

During the corona virus outbreaks peak, internet use skyrocketed. Business meetings were held on online platforms like zoom and google meetings, children took classes, did assignments and even exams online, and new businesses were born. That hasn’t changed.

The internet is fast growing yet there’s is no way of regulating it. We’ve bit more than we can chew, but that’s ok, the internet is freedom, freedom is expression and with expression comes creativity and development. Not all aspects of the internet are seen in a positive light. With the ever-growing number of people using the internet in Tanzania adults and children alike, the government is trying its best to control what can be viewed. A child with access to the internet has access to explicit content, violence, and controversial propaganda if not properly managed. That may seem like a good reason for the government to have a foothold on what people can see and search online, but that in turn defeats the notion of internet is freedom. Pirating of media and written content is also prevalent ever since the country went online. Books, movies, music and other entertainment and educational content can be found online free of charge. And nobody hurts more than Tanzanian content creators.

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