Afrigator

Afrigator is a social media aggregator and directory built especially for digital citizens who publish and consume content on the Web.

You can use Afrigator to index your blog, podcast, videocast or news site (i.e. any site that publishes an RSS feed) and market it to the rest of the world and the world. You can also use it to discover new sites in the Afrosphere.

Afrigator attempts to use social media tools and technologies to showcase the best digital content that the has to offer, ranging from syndicated news feeds to blog posts, podcasts, videos and images. We invite citizen publishers with African content (or based on the African continent) to submit their sites and then we send clicks back to them.

Content is divided by country channels, by category (we’ve developed an organic categorisation algorithm that sorts content into single or multiple categories by scanning it as it’s pulled into the site) and finally by content type. One would be able to filter audio content of a business theme originating, as an example. Our goal is to include geotagging to drill down search possibilities even further and improve our data on where our content is coming from.

Our dream is that Afrigator will evolve into the first choice destination for anyone wanting to get a taste of the social vibe on the continent at any given point. We’d also like to use the site to build useful data around social media users and producers.

Afrigator has already enjoyed a fair amount of success with a steady 25% month-on-month growth rate and the wonderful accolade of having being listed as #20 of 31 “top non-US startups to watch worldwide” by Business 2.0 (money.cnn.com).