Social Media Roundup: Enough with the Silicon Valley obsession

by | Sep 29, 2017

This week, Ola Brown, the founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria took to Twitter to share her take on how Nigerian tech entrepreneurs “still think their businesses will work exactly like their silicon valley equivalents”. Here are few tweets from the insightful thread including reactions.

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Preach!

https://twitter.com/bidemisadiq/status/912261780541513728

Some think Nigerian entrepreneurs are not entirely to blame

To what degree should tech be used to solve local problems?

https://twitter.com/kambeyakari/status/912288606982742016

Read the full thread here and quick question: is your startup solving a real local problem? Here are some other interesting topics on social media this week.

Ayo Fayose 2019

This week, Ayo Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, announced his candidacy for the 2019 presidential elections.

Some think he’s a joke

While others don’t find anything funny

In the absence of a lesser evil…

Hello 280 characters!

This week, Twitter increased its 140-character word limit to 280 to accomodate languages like English that have less expression per character. They made this known through a tweet from their official account and from the company’s top executives.

Some people are not impressed

https://twitter.com/legostormtroopr/status/912815191099809792

Twitter is still testing with a few people, here’s how they are using it:

https://twitter.com/TheVunderkind/status/913513587703975936

Saudi Arabian women can drive

This week, Saudi Arabia recorded the end of many years of driving ban for women. King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia passed a royal decree permitting women to drive. The decree will take effect from June 2018.

Here are some of the reactions to this news on social media

https://twitter.com/AsYouNotWish/status/913162815854092288

https://twitter.com/one_by_two/status/913369483674292224

https://twitter.com/StefMacWilliams/status/913598079210749953

Progress!!

I'm always open to new experiences.

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