VoSpine Networking Site(University of Nairobi)

Technology is what defines humanity in this era.An era of innovation and research.Industrial Revolution in the 18th century was characterized by pollution,slavery & even bankruptcy.21 st century technological revolution is better characterized.We all know right?

wiki explains what we mean by  the term technology ‘technology  is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, etc. or it can be embedded in machines, computers, devices and factories, which can be operated by individuals without detailed knowledge of the workings of such things.’

The University of Nairobi is the finest  research and innovation center in East & Central Africa,through the tremendous performance of the institution in the world rankings,its teaching staff & their very own brilliant students.

I am  sophoremore in the University of Nairobi Faculty of veterinary medicine.What amazes me most about the University,is that am able to do anything from being a computer geek to an artist.My freshman year has been a challenge especially education-wise but with a close lecture-student academic relationship I was able to improve om my grades.

Recently a group of brilliant innovators from the university  invented a networking site  that connects people of same interest.This is an eximious begin for Kenya and Africa.Vijana can create,we can bring the world closer to us.By inventing applications that help out humanity we are in the right direction as human race.

Technology has many effects. It has helped develop more advanced economies (including today’s global economy) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class.

Sidney Rema, a 3rd year medical student and Phelix Juma, also a 3rd year Engineering student at the (University of Nairobi) UoN .

According to the innovators of Vospine, more than 1,500 users across various professional, social and educational levels have already joined the platform barely a month after it was launched.

Users join particular channels where they are able to share their knowledge and experiences with other people across the world with whom they share common interests. VoSpine already has a team of 17 made up of Developers and Channel Managers who are all students at UoN.(UoN)

How Vospine works.

On signing up on VoSpine, a user is required to join channels of his/her interest to start experiencing VoSpine. Be it an interest in business, fashion, health, technology or even religions, VoSpine has a home for everyone.

There are two main categories of channels namely: General Channels and Scholar Channels. Scholar channels mainly encompass students and other scholars in particular fields. Within these channels, the scholars have a good environment where they can share their experiences with fellow scholars across the world.(UoN)

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My Opinion.

It remains to be seen just how popular Vospine will become. You only need to look at the example set by Google Plus to see how quickly initial enthusiasm can wane.
The problems that some other networking sites  face may not be the same as Vospine, but the principle objective is the same: find a way to keep users coming back to the site and use its features more so to connect.
Some Kenyan-made social platforms  have suffered due to lack of promotion, but Vospine is already becoming somewhat of a cult icon among the university of Nairobi students – most likely due to its viral spread. The reason the new network is of interest to users, businesses and more-so students  is because it offers a new way to connect and share information over the web that relates to their interests.
Vospine should manage to blend services like that with the immediacy of Twitter – and it seems that’s what users have been looking for. As for how businesses can use Vospine, it’s clear that having a product line shared on multiple boards can be a great traffic generator – so making it clear on a website that ‘pinning’ products is a good idea may be a solid first step but it must maintain its core objective of CONNECTING SIMILAR INTERESTS.
The Bottom Line:
The future looks good for Vospine. It still needs to find its feet in terms of attracting more people and may be profit later, but the latter is a natural hazard for all Social Networks. It’s already managed to secure  more then 8000+* users, a One thing’s for sure: the world will be watching Vospine very closely; it may not be much longer that we’ll be Vospining* rather than simply Facebooking or Tweeting.I believe that Vospine is there to stay.


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

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