How do Jamaicans compare to Trinidadians when it comes to how they spend their time online and what does it say about the emerging Digital Culture of both Caribbean nations?
Soca season ended in Trinidad in February, but in Jamaica, we’re smack in the middle of the Carnival season now. Across the entire country, Soca happily mingles in the land of Reggae until April 23rd. And while the Soca vs Dancehall narrative is used primarily for party promotion, to drive tens of thousands of people to drink rum and wine in a heady roster of parties-my version is purely digital. I call this is Soca Vs Dancehall – The Digital Culture Edition, where I’m looking at how do Jamaicans compare to Trinidadians, when it comes to how they spend their time online and what does it say about the emerging digital culture of both Caribbean nations.
You see, it being the Carnival season here in Jamaica, made me curious about what else these two Caribbean countries have in common, outside of an undeniable cultural transfer underway enabled by a common university, decades business deals and love interests. I wanted to explore beyond the common ground of drinking rum and bussing a wine. I wanted to know what are they up to when they spend time online as our Digital Caribbean emerges.
So I researched 5 websites and 1 online presentation and now we have the Top 30 websites Trinidadian and Jamaicans are frequenting now, plus the Top 10 sites they spend the most time on. It definitely gives us clues into the digital trends of both Caribbean nations, as well as, a glimpse into the status of tech innovation and entrepreneurship too, believe it or not.