Managing a +21K members Facebook wall (pt 3)


Virtual WarfareDESTROY THE COMMUNITY MANAGER AND YOU DESTROY THE CAUSE!

Associated to a Cause, Community Management is a useful Weapon of Massive Awareness. It acts as a strategic ally in building, consolidating awareness around the foundations, values or the overall image of the Movement. Dynamic Community Management is a powerful catalyst and accelerator for the development of new objectives, events or achievements and can be the basis of the Movement’s success in the real world. WANTED’s September 10’s Port Louis successful Protest March is the perfect example! Fighting the basics of the cause becomes, then, futile! Continue reading

Managing a +21K members Facebook wall (pt 2)


community_managementWHAT IS COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT?

Community Management is surely the biggest buzz of this century. It’s the new talk of the cybertown. A new department created within web-related businesses, along with the powering up of Social Media and Networks.

Describing Community Management would imply writing at least a thousand pages about the art and techniques of driving a group of people, within one or more virtual networks, towards a common objective, respective of common interests. To make it simpler, it’s about governing, policing and motivating groups. In the broader picture, it would be about legislating and enforcing. Continue reading

My Tribute to Steve Jobs


Steeve Jobs dies at the age of 56, at the top of a corporation that changed the world for ever. What A life!

May he inspire us, here, in our forth-coming long and harsh battles to be fought… Let he be the beacon in our conquest of our new homeland.

RIP Mr. Apple

Managing a +21K members Mauritian Facebook wall ! (pt 1)


WANTED : 15,000 Youngsters to Save OUR Future!PREAMBLE

Managing a +21K members Mauritian Facebook wall, is just an awesome experience.

I won’t hide my pride of being associated to Jameel Peerally’s WANTED : 15,000 Youngsters to Save OUR Future! (called hereafter WANTED) commendable, timely, populist Facebook initiative. But I guess it is about time I shed some light on what the Facebook Administrator’s/ Moderator’s job is about. Continue reading

Life as an average Mauritian – So tough indeed


Quatre Bornes Town hall

Image via Wikipedia

Videsh is a common Mauritian, a Quatre-Bornes born and bred 25-yr old youngster. He works 6 days a week and earns a basic MUR 8,500 per month, which gets him around the MUR 47.25 per hour mark, (knowing that the usual Mauritian working week does 45 hours). And we won’t take overtime into account for this example. The minimum legal salary threshold in Mauritius is outrageously set at ONLY  MUR 3,437 per month. (Source ILOhttp://bit.ly/q5DzYf ) Continue reading

AZIR MORIS’ Caravan of Truth – 2nd outing


Assessing a Social Disaster in Vallee Pitot, Mauritius

The second edition of the Caravan of Truth took place on Sunday, 02nd of October 2011. It just unveiled another appalling piece of Modern Mauritius where in Vallee Pitot, We witnessed the slow slaughtering of our youth. Continue reading

Welcome!


Welcome to Alain Bertrand’s Blog about a New Mauritius!

Yeah! I am Alain BERTRAND, social activist from beautiful Mauritius Island. I am involved with Facebook-spawned social movement, AZIR MORIS, as we look at changing Mauritius by fighting local Communalism, Corruption, Bad Governance and Dirty Politics. Even if I do not mingle with existing local political parties, I am a rightist who believes in capitalism with a serious social face. Continue reading