Kapenda Media Group, an Umbrella for Some Cool Web Properties


kapenda_media_groupSince I graduated from The Ohio State University in June 2009, I kept myself very busy, working and organizing some of my web properties under one umbrella, Kapenda Media Group.

I still have almost two years before I go back for my post graduate study and in the mean time, I will be busy doing what I love; having fun with my family while creating and growing some of the most innovative web tools and applications.

Kapenda Media Group, Inc. (KMG) is a premier media company dedicated to developing, managing, and marketing a diversified portfolio of web properties, mobile and social applications that are poised to efficiently provide indispensable information, entertainment, and communication services for people around the world to help them enjoy happier and more productive lives.

KMG is building one of the most innovative and comprehensive broad arrays of web properties, proprietary data tools, social and mobile applications for use by anyone, anytime, anyplace, anywhere, which consist of:

  • Welated, LLC (www.welated.com), a mass social media that alert users in real-time if their mates cheat on them with anyone, anytime, anyplace.
  • Wrisen, LLC (www.wrisen.com), a social application for social networks that lets users remember, honor, and cherish their passed loved ones and pets.
  • RentersQ, LLC (www.rentersq.com), a rental predictive intelligence tool that lets landlords and tenants around the world efficiently share rental history reports and information.
  • Tipmart, LLC (www.tipmart.com – relaunching), a localized reverse auction platform making it easier for anyone to buy and sell almost anything, anywhere.
  • Zemuse (www.zemuse.com – coming soon), a social platform for anyone to buy and sell original compositions and theme sounds for Radio Ads, Films, and TV shows.
  • African Prince (coming in October 2009), a mass unscripted reality TV show offering exhilarating and breath taking dramas and cool prizes.
  • Jetie (www.jetie.org – coming soon), a mass platform that enables high achievers and professionals share their life and work experience with grade students anywhere.

Wrisen.com, a Social App to Help You Remember, Honor, and Cherish Your Loved Ones

Wrisen LogoWrisen (www.wrisen.com) was launched on July 27, 2009, and it’s live now exclusively on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/wrisenbook. Wrisen, a social app for social networks lets you easily create profiles for all your loved ones, post and share eulogies and condolences, upload their pictures, videos, and memorial gifts.

Wrisen enables you to share sympathy about your loved ones with your all friends and family members on Facebook.

The application is a Facebook-like by itself within Facebook, it’s free, easy and simple to use, and each eulogy, condolence or comment posted on any profile and on the profile wall is instantly distributed and shared among all your Facebook friends.

You can basically create and post a profile for any person or pet that you may have admired and adored. It could be anyone from the past, such as Princess Diana, Gandhi or anyone you want to eulogize.

Wrisen is a cool social application that I created to help make social network users feel better and forever remember their passed loved ones.

Try it out and please let me know what you think about it.

The Latest Updates, and the Accompanying Juicy News n’ Stuff

I haven’t updated this blog in a long time. I have been busy with my classes and new projects. A lot of things have happened since I last wrote on here.

  1. History in the making – History has been made; Barack Obama is the Democratic presidential nominee, the first African American in the history of the United States to be nominated as the presidential candidate for a major political party, and the first African American to be elected, yes, elected President of the United States.
  2. Musharraf – In November 2007, I wrote about Pakistani’s General (ret) PervezMusharraf falling out of favor with Bush, and well, that has certainly come to past. He’s now probably eating crackers and nuts, waiting to see if he might be court martialed.
  3. China Olympics – China showcased its mighty with the super Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. China has been a closed society; most of us never really know what’s happening inside of China. Although its economy has been sky ballooning, since China recovered from its feudal economic system disaster in the 15th or 16th century, to become a communist economic system, it has always been a closed society. But the Beijing Olympic Games have shown the world what China has become, a mixture of powerful capitalist and socialist economy system, the next world economic power.
  4. NBC Olympics – NBC’s broadcasting of the Olympics games was a disaster, because of its biased broadcasting focus. In the U.S., we barely saw other countries’ athletic performance. NBC simply focused on showing games where American athletes were the dominants, and if not, we never got to see those games. About 12 years ago, NBC paid gazillions to the International Olympics Committee for the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics games, and that simply is a sick and cruel monopoly, because, we don’t have any other option in the US to watch the Olympics game, except on NBC. And, even though we might want to watch other Olympics sports, we are forced to simply watch whatever NBC decides to show. The FCC needs to seriously look into this practice.
  5. Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps – Congratulations to Usain Bolt of Jamaica for being the fastest man on planet earth, and to Michael Phelps for being the fastest creature of the sea. As I watched Bolt running, I could feel that he wasn’t really running to his fullest, and if he did, he could have set a high level of world records which would been hard for anyone to break them. I wonder what sprinter Frankie Frederick of Namibia was thinking about when he was watching Bolt breaking three world records. Also, looking at Michael Johnson in the BBC broadcasting booth, when Bolt broke his record, Michael simply turned around in disappointment.
  6. The Olympics Economic Disparity – The Olympic Games were not really designed to showcase equal and just competitiveness among the world’s athletes. They are actually stupid, because you have athletes from developed countries, whose full-time career is playing whatever their fields of sports and you have athletes from developing and underdeveloped nations who barely can financially afford to live as their counterparts from developed countries.

    How can American Basketball team competitively play against an Angolan basketball team? All of the American basketball team players are multi-millionaires who chose in what house to live, what to eat and what to drive each day. Whereas perhaps some of the Angolan basketball team may not even play basketball as their full-time career and may have to worry about affording the cost of their living, not even think of what to eat for dinner. May be Angolan basketball team players are well paid and thus well off, but compare to many of the participating countries’ GNP and GDP per capita, it’s ridiculous to call the Olympic Games equally competitive. This can be seen by the countries that win most of the medals. These are the countries that equally able and capable of economically taking good care of their athletes.  This economic disparity among athletes nearly if not completely, makes the Olympics games unequally competitive among the participating athletes. They may as well call them The G8 Olympics.

  7. Zimbabwe Inflation – What else has been happening? Oh, Zimbabwe is fighting with inner self, getting that inflation rate under control would be something. Last time I checked, about eight months ago, its inflation was at 2.2 million%, wow. But the good thing is that everyone in Zimbabwe might be a millionaire, except when deciding what to buy with the millions might be a factor. You might take your one million and be on your way to the store to buy a loaf of bread, but by the time you get to the store, the price of the loaf of bread has doubled, so you have to run back home and get more millions, and again by the time to get to the store, the price has gone up again, so the process keeps repeating itself. So, is Zimbabwe the latest country to experience a hyperinflation?
  8. Oprah Winfrey – If I ever see Oprah Winfrey, I’ll pat her on the back; she must be the happiest person on planet earth right now. Oprah is the real deal. Whatever she touches turns to gold. Nearly two years ago, Oprah appeared to her audience and to most TV viewers, urging Obama to run for the US presidency, even when Obama didn’t announce that he was interested in exploring the chore. And, there were many people who were lobbying to have Oprah run for the Office, but she said that she was not interested and that she wanted Obama to run. As the time went on, when Obama and Hillary got into their scuffle of the primaries, Oprah found her show running behind such shows as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, as most of her viewers were divided between Obama and Hillary. But, the golden girl has proven otherwise. She’s gold.
  9. Logo Designing – those who constantly email me asking me about logo design, please visit www.marshgraphicdesigns.com and ask for Lindsay. She’s the best, the god of logo design, in the business.

Well, that’s it for now folks, I gotta go…!

Run, Gore Run, Again…!

My main man, Al Mr. Gore, the joke of late night television shows and the comedy of the all-around town circus, has added another trophy to his unmatched and uncontestable long resume; the most precious Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s now a worldwide phenomenal news and long repeated tale that Al Mr. Gore has won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for his Academy Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

Which one sounds better, I wanna be like Mike, or I wanna be like Gore?

In reality, Gore has the most impressive resume more than anybody else on earth. He’s the only one in the whole world to have a resume that includes graduating from Harvard University, studied religion but later enrolled in a law school but without graduating at Vanderbilt, then he served in the Vietnam war as a journalist, then became a Congressman, serving in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1985, then became a US Senator, from 1985 to 1993, representing the Great State of Tennessee.

And then he became the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton, and thereafter, he became the 2000-majority elected President of the United States, but without actually serving as U.S. President, but only after he had gotten tired of recounting and gave George W. Bush the Electoral College victory, and consequently the presidency, daaaank, Al, Mr. Gore.

Thereafter, he became a college professor, teaching at four universities in 2001 as a visiting professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University, Middle Tennessee State University, and UCLA.

Then he founded his own television station, Current TV, which has received an Emmy Award, but he was still dissatisfied, so became an Actor, starring in a self-made documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth, which has won an Academy Award.

He then became a concert promoter, organizing the benefit concert, Live Earth, in an effort to raise awareness about climate change. The concert was held all over the world, with live stages in many different countries on July 7, 2007 and was televised live in many different countries around the world.

Al Mr. Gore is the author of the 2007 book, The Assault on Reason, in which he argues that “there is a trend in U.S. politics towards ignoring facts and analysis when making policy decisions”.

But Al Mr. Gore is not done yet, today, he is president of the American television channel, Current TV, which won the Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Television award at the 2007 Primetime Emmys.

He is chairman of Generation Investment Management, a member of the board of directors of Apple Inc., the maker of our great iPod and iPhone, Mac, and iTunes, etc., and he is an unofficial advisor to Google’s senior management, and chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection.

And the best part of it all, is that Al Mr. Gore wrote me yesterday, and everyone else in his mailing list, saying that he will donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the Nobel Peace Prize award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organization that is devoted to changing public opinion in the U.S. and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis.

Now Al Mr. Gore is going to run, again, for the presidency of the United States of America, if only DraftGore.com’s petition can convince him to run in the 2008 presidential election, and without any doubts, he will definitely win the presidency. And then, he will add to his loooooong resume, as the forty-fourth President of the United States, his Vice-President will then be Bill Clinton, yeah right, what a team would that be?

So, heck yes, I definitely wanna be like Al, and no one else.