At this point I’d have loved to have the opportunity to ask the brains behind the social network that is Twitter what they feel about their work at the moment. Hopefully, with such an opportunity, it’d be fitting to ask whether the real purpose for creating such a social network had actually been fulfilled or bastardized… Either way, that’s merely a wish… Now, its no news that the “Nigerian Twitter Community” has become much more than just a social network Nigerians happened to stumble upon…. While I am very happy that Nigerians, true to type, are well represented on twitter, its still disheartening that most of the folks on there portray Nigerians in bad light (not like we were good to begin with)… Its really appalling. Continue reading
It has been a while since I posted anything here, I have been quite busy, life as a Nigerian youth is no walk in the park I tell you. Now that I am back, I have decided to share my thoughts and lend a voice to the thousands of voices of angry Nigerians within Nigeria and in diaspora, on the growing spate of violence in the country as perpetuated by the sect called the Boko Haram.
First of, I would like to announce that I do not believe in the facade that is the idea of ‘Boko Haram’. In my opinion, the so called ideologies of the sect are merely a smokescreen, a sort of diversion of the rational thinking mind to be subjected to thoughts of a problem where it is not. Continue reading
I love the internet, it is really an amazing place to be when you are not stuck up in the real world. I know it has become sort of clustered with too much from the real world these days, but it still serves as a place for me to forget the realities of my being a young Nigerian. Enough of that for now though, today I want to share my latest find on the internet; I know I am not much of a writer as opined by people, but I would try my best to share my thoughts on this amazing place I just found over the internet.
I am not a fashion buff, I don’t have great ideas about the different color combinations that would birth a proper outfit, nether do I know how to tell the difference between a genuine design and an imitation. I am a regular girl, with regular taste in almost everything but books (I love exquisite books), and so when I stumbled on this site, I was wondering, what would you do with this knowledge if you keep it to yourself? Tell everyone! So yes, I am here to tell everyone that mistakenly reads my blog about this amazing site I just stumbled upon that deals in retail shopping. Continue reading
To the average Nigerian, a social media platform is a virtual meeting place where old friendships are rekindled (and old flames too), a place where families meet up to chat and exchange photos, where friends are made, and where appearances are kept. In all ramifications, social media platforms have become communities in their own rights, and typically have evolved the way a normal community would. These days old generation companies, as well as the new ones, have established departments to take care of their social media presence. With the steady growth in the number of people that have access to the internet, it has become imperative to establish digital businesses that would reflect the values of the real time businesses out there. What makes a business thick in the battle for online supremacy? Social media marketing.Social media marketing still sounds like a strange combination of words to me, especially when one has to state it as an occupation. These days, more Nigerian youths have assumed the role of social media marketers, and have been paid handsomely doing so. Continue reading
Originally posted on Gigaom:
We all know China is a huge — or potentially huge — market for U.S. tech goods. We also know that geopolitical realities have restrained trade with China — which is why Huawei has very little presence in the U.S. and also why Cisco(s csco) has seen its market share in China decline in the past few years.
Revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency and its “Five Eyes” analogs in the U.K., New Zealand, Australia and Canada now pose additional hurdles to these U.S. suppliers as they try to sell in China. According to a new research note by Sanford Bernstein’s hardware and software analysts:
“While spying has occurred across many companies, governments and corporations, we believe U.S. technology companies face the most revenue risk in China by a wide margin, followed by Brazil and other emerging markets.”
Before I start let me say I have been on Twitter for a while now, having deactivated my initial account I had opened in 2009 to start from scratch in 2011, I think I have come a long way on the social network. Its not such a big deal really, since I still have less that a thousand and five hundred followers, but I had to say that. Twitter has evolved into one of the most intense social networks in the history of social network applications in the lives of the average Nigerian youth.
In fact, it has become so intense that some of its young users in Nigeria have literally carved a niche for themselves there, looking down their noses at older social networks such as Facebook, Hi5, and Badoo, to name a few. Continue reading
I think it has now become a big deal for me to write an “Open letter” (Twitter type) to every passing year. Ok, before 2012, I did all that in my diary, now I am here. Its always a great feeling when one makes it to the final days of a year, considering the fact that not everyone made it to the tail end, I think there is every reason to be thankful. The world (and being a Nigerian) might not be as we would have liked it to be, but people like me are glad to at least have a fighting chance while we breath… Thank God for mercies.