The African Uptimist invites you on a journey of exploration through the diverse ecologies of creativity that are bursting forth on the Internet. We shall delve into the exciting worlds of social networking sites, blogs and vlogs (blogospheres and vlogospheres), Really Simple Syndication (RSS), podcasts, always-on Internet, and many, many more. We will be assessing how these technologies and ideas are impacting (or may impact) the lives of individuals and communities in the public or private sector. We will also document our experience in applying some of these technologies in the context of real life projects in Africa. Much as the African Uptimist appreciates the importance of a 'problem-orientation' in traditional development thinking and practice, it prefers to balance this view by emphasizing: what is working in Africa; what “even better” might look like; and what actions may be taken to get there. Your feedback and comments are very welcome.