The Caribbean now has its own Startup Digest as Ingrid Riley, founder of ConnectiMass joins the organisation as the Caribbean Curator. ConnectiMass a media company that offers content, community and events for aspiring and current Caribbean entrepreneurs in technology. The 3 year old StartupDigest email newsletter currently reaches over 230,000 subscribers
The presence of social networks have changed the way marketers and marketing functions happen in the entertainment industry. However, the markers of success remain the same - popularity ( fan base) and sales - and the global presence offered by social media networking sites such as
If you’re a big art fanatic you hardly have to leave your house anymore these days to appreciate the work thats available out there. The Internet brings everything to your fingertips and there are a few savvy Jamaican artists who are taking advantage of it to keep you very well
I am always singing the praise of technology and the internet, and carrying on about how an artist should make the best of the tools at his/her disposal. But, is there a case where the internet or the mobile phone might not be such good friends?
We had a conversation with DJ Afifa last week for SiliconCaribe Tv and she introduced me to QR Codes. Since then I’ve been noticing references to them all over; and that got me curious about who’s currently using them in Jamaica and the further possibilities for using them in interesting
We thought that would get your attention; but this isn’t a story about sex at all. This is about Richie Drenz and what he’s doing on the Internet. Usually a mark of successful Internet entrepreneurship is numbers; but I find what Drenz is doing so interesting that the numbers don’t matter.
Indeed, “What is SociaLingua?” is the question I’ve been asking since I first saw those persistent ads pop up on my Facebook Homepage many moons ago. The ads were extremely effective, as when I first saw them I did want to know “What is SociaLingua?”. I clicked on the ad
After all this hullabaloo Vybz Kartel must be thanking his lucky stars that someone invented the Internet, since it is turning out to be such a great agent of promotion for him. Various blogs, Facebook and twitter are perpetually aflutter with people opining about his activities, the latest being his
I’m loving the fact that the Caribbean is showing a strong presence among Facebook’s Fan Pages. Over 500,000 Jamaicans, over 300,000 Trinidadians and it goes on. This list I created is dominated by music and sport -singular cause there’s only one - interests of Jamaica and the Spanish speaking Caribbean.
With the limitations of scale in the Jamaican music market, and the new measure of success moving away from CD sales to more of concert tickets, merchandise and digital downloads, most artists look toward other countries for exposure, fame and yes money. Used to be you needed to be or