If you have not heard about it yet, there’s a new question & answer website (CleverDodo.mu) that’s been recently launched in Mauritius and aims to help people easily find answers they are seeking. Although the concept is not unique as there are more established Q&A websites like Yahoo!Answers, CleverDodo however is more adapted to us Mauritians though as it allows people to communicate in English, French or Creole on the website.
It is the first Mauritian website to be properly designed in Creole and the extent of our mother tongue being used throughout the site is remarkable. There are many places on the web where you can find Creole being spoken but CleverDodo has been built with the language in mind and the buttons as well as any other feedback prompts are displayed in Creole and this gives it that special touch and patriotic feeling.
As more and more people turn to the Internet for information to help them in their everyday life, a site like this can really help in obtaining timely and accurate information on a particular subject. Sometimes it can be hard to search on google.mu for a specific topic relating to Mauritius as it’s a tiny island which has not yet fully used the power of the Internet to facilitate things and you can find yourself going to 10-20 websites before you actually find what you’re looking for (if you’re lucky that is) and many people get frustrated in the process and turn to friends/family who may recommend someone knowledgeable in the area for guidance instead.
Anything that’s going to make our lives more simple will be welcomed and sharing knowledge is always rewarding as well as helping other people in need. To see Mauritius embracing technology and progressing warms the heart, so let’s hope to see more initiative like this.
By the way, you can head over to CleverDodo.mu/cr/ to see the Creole version of CleverDodo in action.
A guest article by Gices, a web developer living in UK.
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