The unique and novel ways that people around the world are using social media is astounding. This article about Francis Kariuki, the administrative chief  of  a small African village named Lanet Umoja, regularly sends out tweets about missing children and farm animals, as well as crimes in progress, showing that the power of social media has reached even into a dusty African village.

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