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What are people doing with Twitter?




As stated earlier twitter is used to share your status with those who are interested in you. According to Twitter, twitter is about answering one question what are you doing? So on twitter you post tweets about what you are doing and what is happening around you. But what does this really mean?

Posting your status: You can post your status on twitter. For example, you are going to bed, having a dinner, in the airport, preparing for an exam tomorrow, stranded in a traffic jam and will be late for the meeting, going out on a date with your true love. Just about any thing you want your followers to know about you. This is what most people do on twitter.

Share with the world what is happening around you: Twitter can be used to share information about what is happening around you. An earthquake, accident, arm robbery attacks, just about anything, just use your phone or computer to post tweets. You can also inform the world about the ills in your society. Iranians used twitter to inform the world about the fraud that took place in the Iranian election. Thousands of Iranian twitterers were posting tweets on the Iranian election and that made the Iranian elections a trending topic on twitter and provided more accurate information than even CNN.

A group of Nigerians tried to tell the world about the poor electricity supply in Nigeria. However, this did not achieve desired results as there were not enough Nigerian tweets to make it a trending topic on twitter. The campaign urged Nigerian twitterers to add #lightupnigeria on their twitter updates. This was aimed at making #lightupnigeria a trending topic on twitter.

Update your fans on what you are doing: This is similar to posting updates except that in this case you are a popular person. This is what most celebrities and popular figures do on twitter. They inform their fans about what next to expect from them.

Update your customers and visitors: If you are a business or own a website or blog, you can use twitter to inform your customers or visitors about latest happenings in your business. This can help you retain your customers. This is what Nigeria Technology Guide is doing on twitter.

Sell and market on twitter: Yes you can sell on twitter. Twitter is a great marketing tool used by some of the most successful companies to drive sales. Assuming you have thousands of followers on twitter who trust you and are loyal to you; you can decide to sell or recommend your products and services to them. That way, you can make some money. Businesses also use twitter to inform followers of new products, these followers may in turn tweet about these products and with lots of twitterers posting tweets about the new product, it may become a trending topic on twitter. This free publicity is used by a lot of smart businesses.

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Twitter real-time search and trending topics

The real-time search feature on twitter automatically indexes all public tweets worldwide round the clock and stores the phrases in these tweets in a database. The most popular phrases for the moment are displayed on your twitter sidebar. These are called trending topics and simply tells you the most popular topics twitterers are posting tweets on right now.

You can search any word to find what twitterers are saying about that topic right now. This is why it is called real-time search.
Twitter Vocabulary

Here are a few words that people use when discussing twitter.

Twitter: A free service for sharing updates with twitterers following you.

Tweets Twitter updates. Your posts of maximum of 140 characters on twitter.

retweet: This refers to reposting tweets posted by others and giving them credit for the tweet. Twitter now provides a simple button for retweeting interestng tweets.

Twitterer: You are a twitterer if you have a twitter account.

Follow: This means to subscribe to a persons tweets and of course reading their updates on your home page.

Following: This is the act of subscribing to tweets. It also refers to tweets you have subscribed to.

Followers: This are the people following your tweets.

List: A category created by you. You put twitter account with similar themes into a list. For example you can create a list for twitter accounts of family members, colleagues in the office, services you use, etc

Trending Topics: The most popular phrases used by twitterers on their tweets right now.

Following people on Twitter


The process of subscribing to a twitter account is called following. If you subscribe to a twitter account you are said to be a follower of the account. Those who subscribe to your account are said to be following you. To follow a twitterer, you must sign in to your twitter account, only then will you see a follow button on the twitterer’s profile page. Simply click on this button to follow the twitter account. If you do not have a twitter account or you are not signed in you will be provided with a button to either join twitter or login to your twitter account.

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Getting followers on Twitter

Your first followers are likely to be your friends, fans, or customers if you are a business. These are people who are interested to know what you are up to. Then their friends will join and then other twitterers as well. If they find you interesting they will follow your tweets. Note that you do not need thousands of followers just as you do not need thousands of friends; all you need is a community of people genuinely interested on your tweets.

You should not sit back and wait for people to follow you (except if you are a business). You should also follow other tweets that you are interested in. If they find your tweets equally interesting they may as well follow you. You should also promote your twitter account on your websites, blogs, and emails.

Do not be tempted to acquire so many followers in a short period. This might put you at the mercy of suspicious services promising to bring you 100 or more followers a day. In most cases they will end up highjacking your twitter account and be sending spam updates through your twitter account without your consent, which might irritate your genuine followers, leading to a reduction in your followers. If you have such spam updates appearing on your twitter profile page, the best thing to do is to change your password and stay clear of such services.

People who get a lot of followers on twitter are usually celebrities and poplar brands.

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Facebook has launched its location-based service called Facebook Places


Facebook has launched its location-based service called Facebook Places. Facebook Places is a phone-based service that enable Facebook users share their location with friends. Places service is slowly being rolled out to users in the US. Users in other countries may have to wait awhile before Facebook Places is activated for their account.

Benefits of Facebook Places

Facebook Places will enable users to connect with each other at an entirely new level. Users can now see where their friends are as well as find friends around their location. Once a user selects the "check-in" button, their location will be visible to friends. This feature enables users to discover when they are in the same place with their friends. Users can write comments/reviews about their location like restaurant, enabling users share their favourite spots with friends on Facebook. Your friends can check you in to any location whether you are actually there or not, but you will receive a notification from Facebook each time this happens. Facebook also allows you to prevent friends from checking you in to locations.

Most Options on Facebook places are active by default. So whatever functionality you do not want, you have to opt-out yourself. You can either opt-out from Facebook Places completely or optimise the privacy settings to suite your privacy needs. Facebook Places is available for the iPhone as well as Smartphones with support for geolocation and HTML 5. Facebook Places is currently available to Facebook users in the US.

Privacy Concerns

The launch of Facebook Places as raised more privacy concern about Facebook services. One flaw pointed out about Facebook Places is the fact that users are opted-in as a default. Hence, Facebook users who are not comfortable with sharing their location will have to opt-out. Security experts believe that it would have been more appropriate for the default setting to be inactive, so that users who are interested in the Facebook Places service will have to opt-in, and we agree with the experts on this one. However, Facebook claims that your location will not be shared unless you check-in, but users should have been given the chance to choose whether they want the service or not.

The major concern for Facebook users is the possibility of their location falling in the wrong hands. Stalking is a common occurrence on Facebook; location information means that the stalker will know where you are currently. Not only that, he will also know where you have been e.g. where you shop, the club you go to, etc, information that easily enable him create a more detailed profile about you than have previously been possible.

However it is not only stalkers that you should worry about, it is about your location falling into wrong hands. Imagine burglars using your location on Facebook Places to know that you are out of town and using the opportunity to rob your house while you are away. Note that Facebook applications can also access your location if you allow them to. So Facebook Places has a number of benefits, but there are a lot of privacy concerns some of which may simply be hot air, but a number of them are real. Hence you need to think carefully before leaving your Facebook privacy settings untouched. Here is an article about customising your Facebook settings for Facebook Places.

Twitter real-time search and trending topics



The real-time search feature on twitter automatically indexes all public tweets worldwide round the clock and stores the phrases in these tweets in a database. The most popular phrases for the moment are displayed on your twitter sidebar. These are called trending topics and simply tells you the most popular topics twitterers are posting tweets on right now.

You can search any word to find what twitterers are saying about that topic right now. This is why it is called real-time search.
Twitter Vocabulary

Here are a few words that people use when discussing twitter.

Twitter: A free service for sharing updates with twitterers following you.

Tweets Twitter updates. Your posts of maximum of 140 characters on twitter.

retweet: This refers to reposting tweets posted by others and giving them credit for the tweet. Twitter now provides a simple button for retweeting interestng tweets.

Twitterer: You are a twitterer if you have a twitter account.

Follow: This means to subscribe to a persons tweets and of course reading their updates on your home page.

Following: This is the act of subscribing to tweets. It also refers to tweets you have subscribed to.

Followers: This are the people following your tweets.

List: A category created by you. You put twitter account with similar themes into a list. For example you can create a list for twitter accounts of family members, colleagues in the office, services you use, etc

Trending Topics: The most popular phrases used by twitterers on their tweets right now.
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Mjoy Post it!


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Mjoy Post it! lets people follow the personal news and updates of their friends, or track the output of interesting publishers, and they can communicate personally with each other. Mjoy have also introduced individual profile for registered mjoy users called mCard, which according to mjoy press release will enable users share personal information with the mjoy community and send their status to the world. For example, they can let their followers know what they are working on, where they travel to, or what they wish for.

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Mjoy SMS text messaging service


Mjoy also offers a free text messaging service, which enable registered mjoy users to send SMS message from any phone to any network in the world completely free of charge. Mjoy services are free because they are funded with advertising. Mjoy services are designed to be compatible with all common mobile phones currently available.

Mjoy already has more than 347,000 registered users from 157 countries. Mjoy also has a strong user base in Nigeria.

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What are people doing with Twitter?


What are people doing with Twitter: As stated earlier twitter is used to share your status with those who are interested in you. According to Twitter, twitter is about answering one question what are you doing? So on twitter you post tweets about what you are doing and what is happening around you. But what does this really mean?

Posting your status: You can post your status on twitter. For example, you are going to bed, having a dinner, in the airport, preparing for an exam tomorrow, stranded in a traffic jam and will be late for the meeting, going out on a date with your true love. Just about any thing you want your followers to know about you. This is what most people do on twitter.

Share with the world what is happening around you: Twitter can be used to share information about what is happening around you. An earthquake, accident, arm robbery attacks, just about anything, just use your phone or computer to post tweets. You can also inform the world about the ills in your society. Iranians used twitter to inform the world about the fraud that took place in the Iranian election. Thousands of Iranian twitterers were posting tweets on the Iranian election and that made the Iranian elections a trending topic on twitter and provided more accurate information than even CNN.

A group of Nigerians tried to tell the world about the poor electricity supply in Nigeria. However, this did not achieve desired results as there were not enough Nigerian tweets to make it a trending topic on twitter. The campaign urged Nigerian twitterers to add #lightupnigeria on their twitter updates. This was aimed at making #lightupnigeria a trending topic on twitter.

Update your fans on what you are doing: This is similar to posting updates except that in this case you are a popular person. This is what most celebrities and popular figures do on twitter. They inform their fans about what next to expect from them.

Update your customers and visitors: If you are a business or own a website or blog, you can use twitter to inform your customers or visitors about latest happenings in your business. This can help you retain your customers. This is what Nigeria Technology Guide is doing on twitter.

Sell and market on twitter: Yes you can sell on twitter. Twitter is a great marketing tool used by some of the most successful companies to drive sales. Assuming you have thousands of followers on twitter who trust you and are loyal to you; you can decide to sell or recommend your products and services to them. That way, you can make some money. Businesses also use twitter to inform followers of new products, these followers may in turn tweet about these products and with lots of twitterers posting tweets about the new product, it may become a trending topic on twitter. This free publicity is used by a lot of smart businesses.

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