In the African cyberspace they are many different types of start-ups. The few which rule the start-up arena tend to be social networks and microblogging platforms. They are by no means the desired number of social networks and microblogging platforms as they should be, like personally I am still waiting for a Kenyan microblogging platform.
However the one type of start-ups which is essentially missing from the start-up scene is a social bookmarking platform. This is a platform like Digg or mixx where users can go to submit and share links to their articles and stories. This type of startup is more or less missing from the equation.
A social bookmarking platform is helpful in that is provides bloggers with an opportunity to share their content with the world in a easy way, whilst providing readers with relavent easy to find content. This helps to pomote both an engagement from local content providers and people interested in local content.
There exists a possible opportunity at this moment to capitalize on the gap in the market. It is only a matter of time I think until someone sees the same latent opportunity I see in launching a social bookmarking platform, and goes on and makes a quality one.