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Friday, August 20, 2010

Tweeter pays money in Africa

Last week was a break through, as user of social media in East Africa, Uganda to be able to earn from a new tool Twitter. I keep a twitter account @Nakkazi, but had not thought much about mastering the skill of tweeting until last week.

The East African Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF) 11th to 13th held a meeting in Kampala, Uganda and Maureen Agena a citizen journalist and I, were invited to tweet and blog.
On the tweeter account @#EA_IGF and the blog name http://eaigf-uganda.blogspot.com (check out the stories and tweets) we tweeted away for three days.

The pay was not bad at all, but what is interesting to note in my opinion is, was it because it was an Internet gurus gathering? Almost all the 100 or so participants knew about twitter and were following on the screen in the conference room or on their laptops.

It would also be interesting to have a business model to offer the client a full package with twitter, blog stories with pictures, pod casts and video clips. Let us see if the market can respond to the offer and what prices they would be able to afford so we get in business.

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