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Reflections on the ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium

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A very short update from the ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium in Tbilisi Georgia that I just attended. One strong theme on the first day of the meeting was that “The illiterate of the 21st century are those that cannot… Continue Reading

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Kigali’s Evolving Tech Innovation… Ecosystem

“Ecosystem” has become one of the most common terms in tech innovation. It rolls easily off the tongue, probably because it has a communal connotation, and evokes ideas such as “collaboration” and “multi-stakeholder.” Where “innovation system” sounds like a technocratic… Continue Reading

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New paper published: ‘Where in the World Are You? Geolocation and Language Identification in Twitter’

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  Scott Hale, Devin Gaffney, and I have a paper out in The Professional Geographer. Graham, M., Hale, S., and Gaffney, D. 2014. Where in the World Are You? Geolocation and Language Identification in Twitter. The Professional Geographer. 66(4). 568-578. (or access a… Continue Reading

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Will broadband be East Africa’s 21st century railway to the world?

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I have published a short piece The Conversation that summarises some work that I carried out with two colleagues (Casper Andersen and Laura Mann) on visions of connectivity in East Africa, and why they matter. The article follows how the… Continue Reading

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Interview about the power of digital maps

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  I recently had the opportunity to participate in an interview about digital maps. The interview is in BBC Radio 4’s excellent ‘Digital Human’ programme on Maps. In it, I speak about why maps increasingly matter in our digital age, and… Continue Reading

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New publication: “Inequitable Distributions in Internet Geographies: The Global South is Gaining Access But Lags in Local Content.”

A special issue of the journal innovations has just been published. The issue focused on the topic of ‘digital inclusion’ and features a short piece that I wrote. Graham, M. 2014 Inequitable Distributions in Internet Geographies: The Global South is Gaining Access… Continue Reading