Ken Banks


Mobile technologist. Anthropologist. Conservationist | Tech Awards Laureate. Nat Geo Emerging Explorer | Founder: @FrontlineSMS @MeansofExchange

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As far from #Africa as you can get, the pub in Jersey where a chance meeting in 1993 started me on my African journey.

Autumn rain. #Jersey

Nice day re-exploring #Kampala on foot with . Grasshoppers were definitely *not* on the menu, though.

Fantastic turnout for the #m4d2010 BarCamp at Makerere. Great work by the local LUG + #RapidSMS folks.

Policy recommendations from UNCTAD's 2010 "Information Economy Report", released today. #m4d #m4d2010

This safely qualifies as a "wide load". Still think he could have squeezed a few more on. #Kampala

Swarms of 'killer' insects are par for the course if you land at Entebbe at night, apparently.

Looks well worth a look. And a tweet. =) "Twitchhiker: How One Man Travelled The World by Twitter". #books

"Text | TV | Train". Convergence of mobile tech and TV gets bored travellers to part with their money.

Sir David Attenborough is mobbed by a few dozen autograph hunters before heading off. #Communicate

Sir David Attenborough talking about the "wonders of nature and childhood".

There's no better way to say farewell at the end of a marathon US trip than with a Five Guys burger.

Nice to see a bit of publicity around the National Geographic Live! event tomorrow night.

The post-Pop!Tech lull begins. Thanks, Camden. It's been a blast. #poptech

Thanks to all the #PopTech Fellows, faculty and staff for their kind thoughts and comments. You know who you are.

"There's no science of good or bad. Just desired and undesired outcomes". #poptech

Elizabeth Dunn breaks down what makes people angry. #poptech

Elizabeth Dunn on the link - or lack of - between money and happiness. #poptech

Love the concept of a laptop bank. Ben Lyon, FrontlineSMS:Credit, rocks the stage at #poptech

Love the concept of a laptop bank. Ben Lyon, FrontlineSMS:Credit, rocks the stage at #poptech