Spotted a post on AfricanSocialNetwork just now that raises an interesting point. The Nigerian Blogging site was trying to put together a list of leading African Web 2.0 / Social Media sites. There were one or two slightly negative comments posted almost immediately, mostly about the list not being Pan-African, and thus not representative.
What AfricanSocialNetwork were trying to do was not wrong at all - it's just that there doesn't seem to be a pan-african platform to showcase African Web talent.
That's a shame.
So I've started one. Pop over to Africa 2.0 and take a look... The site will be taking submissions from any African site that contributes to our presence/heritage on the web. Our friends at AfricanSocialNetwork are already proudly displayed.
Their list includes:
- African YouTube / Video publishing site - Mooziko
- African Digg - Afribian
- African Facebook / MySpace - Afriville
- African Page Creator - Synthasite
- African online dating, 2.0 style - YesNoMayB
- African Reddit - Muti
- African Digg Swarm NewzBubble