The "social capital" concept continues to motivate policies aiming to bridge the digital divide; for instance, a 2006 European Commission recommended to the European Parliament social capital as a principle to guide e-inclusion strategies. The Internet's role in enabling us to accrue resources via our relationships with others over time was epitomized in the celebrated Social Capital Markets '09; panelists in one session linked under-exposure of Africa's talent to online social capital. While there is much scholarly HCI analysis on the function of social networking sites (SNS) in social capital, little concentrates on Africa. Here, I aim to redress…
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