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Atoke: When the Ghost of Secondary School Past Haunts You Via WhatsApp
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Atoke: When the Ghost of Secondary School Past Haunts You Via WhatsApp

Yesterday, I stared in amazement as my friend excitedly talked about her secondary school class group on Whatsapp. It was truly a first, to see someone that was actually happy to be in a Secondary School Alumni group. Everyone I know complains about these groups! So, who are the people still in them and why do they still exist? Since the boom of Whatsapp and mobile instant messaging, the creation of groups on social media has grown widely. With Facebook, people you left behind in secondary school 20 years ago suddenly remember you exist and want to catch up. And when Facebook became ‘uncool’, people sort of migrated to Blackberry messenger, and Whatsapp. But, why? If we haven’t been in touch in 20 years, why do we really need to start now? There’s a Yoruba adage which loosely ...
Jasmine Howson-Wright: It is Okay to be Emotional
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Jasmine Howson-Wright: It is Okay to be Emotional

identified as “sentimental” or thought to be one that attaches sentiments to things. I think this is because it tends to come off as rather insulting connoting that the individual is either excessively emotional or allows emotions trump reason. Although this is my personal opinion, I believe ladies fall under this context a lot more than our male counterparts (again, personal opinion). However I’ll let you see my point with this. It is commonly versed that women are emotional. I’d say that is fact (ho-o-old up!). I mean, we have been designed to look at life with partially tinted glasses, to sometimes elude the harsh realities of hurt, pain and suffering and add some warmth to its cold and chill to its craze. We bear the little ones; shelter them in our bodies for 9 months (sometime...
She Leads Africa: Find Out How Crowd Funding Works Using Social Media
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She Leads Africa: Find Out How Crowd Funding Works Using Social Media

Crowd funding is no longer the buzzword it was in 2006, as social media has undeniably taken over and changed the way we interact and connect online. Gone are the days when discussion forums were the go to tool for getting numerous opinions. Crowd funding by definition is “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” This is basically asking strangers around the world to help you get your project or campaign off the ground by financing it as a collective. Not only does this mean you’ll have the necessary capital to get going, but you will also have peace of mind. Through this indirect market research, you’ll know that your service or product is believed in by your community of backers....