Photo: This photo taken December 14, 2010 shows a map on a page from Facebook. The map displays friendships as lights on a deep blue background. The eastern half of the U.S. and Europe shine the brightest, while China, Russia and central Africa, where Facebook has little presence, are mainly dark. Source: The Wall Street Journal
Just when Mark Zuckenberg was being crowned the king of the world by Time Magazine, he contributes an invaluable insight to African entrepreneurship. A review of the map of Facebook relationships reveals some interesting pointers to where the drivers of Africa 2.0 will be coming from. Can anyone say ECOWAS, SADC and EAC?
Facebook is pointing discerning brands, companies, minds and entrepreneurs to the path of regional growth and integration within Africa. The coast of Atlantic West Africa, Eastern coast outlying the Indian Ocean and the southern edges of the South seem to show brightest. These areas definitely correlate with youthful vigor, energy and rise of a new brand of making runaway entrepreneurs that we call “Afropreneurship.” Is anyone looking?
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