Google Ghana Election Landing Page

Are you a follower of the Ghanaian elections? If you are, I have good news for you! On Nov 5th, the Google Election Landing page for Ghana went live.

It is a great resource that collates news, links, videos and much more about the Ghanaian election. Google has generously served as a mediator for election activities online and GhanaDecides/BloggingGhana has taken part in a workshop and a networking meeting to hear what other organizations are doing and make sure we link to eachother, do not duplicate and generally support the wonderful efforts like GhVotes, Jangbeeshie App and GhanaDecides. I just wish Google would have also linked more heavily to those and other external websites, not just to Google+ sites as I think that makes the landing page slightly less useful than it could be. I believe Google is working on this.

At the bottom left corner is a link for “Election Toolkit” that are highy useful to all political actors.

With one month to go, it is time to make up your mind on how to vote!

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GhanaBlogging Progress

The group I co-founded with fellow Swedish-Ghanaian Blogger Maya’s Earth, GhanaBlogging, is in the habit of meeting monthly. Today at 3pm at Café dez Amis (former Afrikiko) it is time again.

Right now we have some interesting and positive developments and thinking about formalizing ourselves into something more than a group of friends, into some kind of organization. This is for two main reasons.

First, we are getting more and more invitations for collaborations from companies and other organizations (Google Ghana, Nokia, British High Commission etc.). This is wonderful, but it is becoming unclear who to contact and how to spread information properly. I am also proud to say we are a very critical group who feel strongly about being independent, so this is another issue when market forces knock on your door.

Second, we are growing like crazy! Before Christmas, more than 70 bloggers wanted to join us! At the last meeting we were more than 15 bloggers present! ( If you also want to join us, fill this GhanaBlogging form and we will get back to you!) This means we need to streamline the application process further – and just welcoming double the amount of members we have is a great task that requires organization.

Despite these changes the group is still very much a group of friends, meeting, discussing and laughing.

See you later!

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