Hi Boss, welcome to AFTABOSS!
So you are a netizen, an online member of any ‘internetwork’ or social media network? Well, there are millions of cyber platforms, but to our various opinions, those are too flat to form any formidable internet interest group such as ours. So, today, we members of the internet community of, for, from South Sudan and by more than South Sudanese, have realized that we are running our activism for peace in pieces and unity in units with unrefined views and undefined objectives. Unless we converge to one point in a marathon for a blogathon (all blogs on one topical issue at a time)of our most common ideal ideas, our critics will always take us and our common identity of ‘www’ (world wide web) dotcom generation to Wild Wild West generation.
Therefore, I am honoured to announce to you today that an inclusively web-based association has been born; born of, for and by South Sudanese netizens, both net’ional and internet’ional citizens — especially the ‘cityzens’ of the virgin Republic of South Sudan and their associates.
Of course, dictated by human sociology, we need one another for news, views, reviews, interviews, previews, purviews, overviews and all other free views of our members from within and the Diasporas. And we need this before they implement internet laws to restrict us to their corners using poly-tricks of politics such as fighting ‘hate speech’! It’s therefore our task as Aftaboss members to change the mentality of our people from seeing us as ‘so-called media’ to accepting us as Social Media.
To rephrase this point for emphasis, we exist and coexist on social media, namely: Facebook, Twittersphere, and Blogsphere, or any other online sites, but these are not enough to unite us at their present form of individualism. That is why we have decided to amalgamate those thousands of social sites of our dotcom socialites all over the world to form a formidable bundle in the face of today’s world of suppression of expression.
Having mentioned that, the sound of the acronym (AFT’A’BOSS Internet’ional) should not be misleading. It entitles you to your views as your own boss i.e. a boss also after all the bosses entitled to freedom of expression. And beware, you can be a boss after that boss entitled to freedom of oppression. That is by means of the most influential type of media (operated by dotcom socialites), which has shaken the foundation of dictatorships and monarchies, mostly in the Arab world today.
The vision, mission and objectives are shown herein and on their individual pages above.
Motto: A One-Stop Forum for South Sudanese internet’ional citizens.
MISSION: To unite South Sudanese netizens (citizens online) all over the world to contribute in unison for their solidarity, rights to information and contribution to the development of their new nation by exchanging, sharing and shaping information, leading to protection of their rigts to information, promotion of their freedom of expression and prevention of their freedom of suppression. This is not just a blog, it’s a blogathon, a collection of blogs on one common topics of human interest at a time.
VISION: A South Sudanese one family comprising home-based and diaspora, both netizens and citizens (online and offline) to sharing ideas and shaping ideals for the development of their talent, rights and country.
1- To enable South Sudanese and their friends to know themselves and associate from different corners of the globe
2- To promote freedom of expression and fight suppression of expression among the citizens and netizens of South Sudan both inside and outside the country
3- To build strong solidarity and information sharing between South Sudanese internet users both in South Sudan and the Diasporas
4- To encourage writing and reading culture among the South Sudanese both at home and outside
5- To promote peace, unity and patriotism through information sharing across many audiences for and about South Sudan around the world
6- To help develop members’ ability to make good use of internet-based media or social media.
7- To connect members to other organizations for opportunities around the world
8- To protect members from persecution and prosecution on incidences of their freedom of expression (by solidarity of publicity through ‘blogathon’ on that particular victim).
Jean Penn de Ngong