Web And Mobile Data News - In Brief

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- All Nigerian Government Ministries and Departments have been directed to put up functional websites by the end of the year. President Olusegun Obasanjo said that henceforth there should be no excuse or reasons for Nigerians abroad to travel home or for those at home to travel around the country just to fill out Government forms or respond to mere enquiries when they could save valuable time and resources by doing so through the Internet.

- South African site helps HIV sufferers find love online. Ben Sassman admits that his bid to help a lonely friend living with HIV started out as a "feel-good project for myself" but is now an online dating service reaching people around the globe. "The Positive Connection," in its third year, can even claim success in the matchmaking game, having brought together a few solid partnerships.