Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Twitter Week Top 10 December 22

Twitter is a micro-blogging tool that is really nifty for doing mini-posts, forwards and other remarks that (are on any subject) and are maybe not worthy of a full blog post. Here’s a summary of my week on Twitter in a Dave Letterman top 10 format covering tech events, new planes, sluggish car sales, strange naiorbians and other topics

10 Mainstream Blogging: #F1 blogger quits work to blog full time-best wishes @f1fanatic_co_uk!
- Great reads: the 75 best business-blogs of 2009 includes @emeka_okafor

9. Tech Nairobi @whiteafrican is live blogging from @AfricaGathering today, refresh this post for the latest: #agathering #agnairobi09
- Look out for @afromusing's guide to buying solar gadgets.(via @sciculturist) <-----it's about time! #giftsforocha
- Stealth Startups, Get Over Yourselves: Nobody Cares About Your Secrets (via @rafiq)
- R/t: on the @ushahidi blog - 3 misconceptions about #ushahidi

idle castle brew facility

8. Brew Chatter SA giant beer brewer SAB considering re-entering kenya market after Deal with EABL in tanzania sours (Via @Nairobi star)
- konyagi vs waragi

7. GoK Absurdities 1. We dont accept sealed letters for PS, unless you have delivery book 2.This gate is locked between 9am and 4pm
- Harambee house is a corruption free zone, @SupremeGREAM - and so is a police roadblock #nyayohouse
- So new Police comm. Iteere got the 3rd class Moran/Golden Heart of Kenya; but so did Pauline & Ida
- Labour leader Atwoli sermons on #citizentv opposes privatization of #nationalbank #KCB #newKCC and kenya ports authority

6. Plane Chatter- know everything about today's maiden boeing 787 flight (weather permitting) (via @flightblogger)
- 787 has taken off, take that copenhagen. R/t @coldtusker #787 is supposed to have a lower carbon footprint so supports #Copenhagen goals
- via @FlyingEmirates a Kenyan wins Emirates A380 dream prize (to Bangkok, Sydney or Seoul ) <----i'm so jealous!
- @coldtusker @alykhansatchu crown will fight to keep emirates independent as long as it can (perhaps pare down new plane buys to do so)
- #onejetone among airlines appying for licenses again - mombasa, harare, london
4:43 PM Dec 18th from web

5. Investor Awareness - ICT Kenya board tender for digitization of court records @kenyanpundit
- Securities Industry Training Institute launched in Uganda-progs on capital markets,corp.fin, asset-mgmt, entrepreneurship, corp.govnance etc
- Send Nairobi Stock Exchange complaints by SMS to 8485, cost 10/= (also to receive) (via @NSEKenya)
- r/t @alykhansatchu Kenya Economic Update 2009 from the World Bank simply definitive and full of Data that will surprise
- On CitizenTV 'how to be rich' is a golden dream prod .i.e @alfredmutua – they had ad for cobra squad season 2 DVD as perfect x-mas gift

4. Cars, Cars, Cars - r/t @SupremeGREAM today i was at biggest car yard on ngong rd and the only people there were salesmen, wash guyz and suppliers-grim(econ)! are you seeing some slowdown in autos? soe eyards have KBE and KBH that are gathering dust. - got a KBC Mark II been in the yard that long. today took it for a random drive. 780k bring the money. down from 1050k @inexes - Wambie wapunguze bei ya hizo magari! lol @bankelele
- r/t @Shitawabah saw a LAMBOGHINI today morning at 8;59 a.m yellow KBK 001A... ! eeeiy ! * but nid t say it was hot! <--wow! really? pics?
- r/t @karuoro If you own a Toyota-use to look up part numbers so you know what to order (thanks-1/2 cars in kenya are toyota)

3. Peculiar Nairobi - @mountainous nation wrote that the only 3D theatre in kenya to watch #Avatar is in Nyali. Also #F1 off-season more
- Reading sundaynation about kayamba africa new album: ' KA is made up of 45 members who were all present. It has 6 band members' (huh?)
- My dad was scandalized by the food portions at ONami, full house though
- Labour leader Atwoli sermons on #citizentv opposes privatization of #nationalbank #KCB #newKCC and kenya ports authority
- Family bank atm's are so f'n unreliable these days. Spend some of that rights issue cash propely will ya? #gotissuez
- Peculiar habits of Nairobians

2. Credit Crunch - @coldTusker wouldn't be uchumi be a better pick for al-waleed 'distressed asset' philosopy? @coldtusker - I think Al-Waleed looks for management as well. Kingdom doesn't supply management. Maybe he will look at Uchumi as well
- At empty local; not sure if its mid-month economy or competition from new joint up the road with #kidum playing tonight
r/t @siphojanuary More than 8 million South Africans are 3 months behind on their debt repayments - National Credit Regulator
Dubair/t @ coldtusker Read the signs. The day Emirates stops serving alcohol means the new owners are in control. Dubai may keep Emirates in name only. Who knows who owns it now? Not for public consumption. - There is no free lunch. Something has to give. I think Emirates is the 'guarantee/collateral'
r/t @alykhansatchu Dubai = Ozymandias Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Nothing remains

1. Phone Woes
Safaricom I thought my phone had gone schitso calling me every minute! But its some dude who sent big #mpesa to wrong number one digit off (not me!)
- dear #safaricom there are black hole spots (no service) in Nairobi CBD #gotissuez
- Safaricom have had a really crap network in Nairobi CBD all week. Only way to call their subscribers is by using zain or orange
- #barclays call centre number works and calls picked up instantly 3900000 #safaricom should learn
Zain #ogilvy media clarify that they are NOT repsonsible for advertising & PR of #zain africa #passthebuck #itwasntme (via @NationMedia)
- R/t @JustDes - #Zain PR and Advertising is handled by #ZKAdvertising. #Zain Media will be handled by #OgilvyAfricaMedia. @PeterNjenga - Any URL for this #Ogilvy media #Zain Africa #advertising thingie? Wanna know who's getting paid but screwing up Zain #marketing?
- @JustDes thanks for clarifying about ZK and Zain @peternjenga
mobile phones need messengers - Paying telkom,kenya power and safaricom bills this morning-if you are post-paid anything,you need a messenger to hoof around Nairobi - Where can one pay safaricom post pay bill on sunday, other than westgate?
- r/t @tmsruge True, because banks won't allow transfers to mobile, which I think is another missed rev stream 4 banks - Sounds to me like a biz opportunity to me! Kenyan mobile $$ innovations are a bit one-track minded!
r/t @zulusafari even with mobile $ you still have to physically visit an office to put $ in ur account - seriously! it's ridiculous. And why can I not pay by cc'd online!!!! @whiteafrican
r/t @ kahenya @whiteafrican @bankelele it keeps messengers busy and employed
r/t @whiteafrican which makes absolutely no sense in this day and age of digital money transactions locally.
competition for MPesa r/ @ Obopay Essar Telecom Kenya & Obopay Launch Mobile Money Transfer Service


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Anonymous said...

@peternjenga you can pay for postpaid using someone elses mpesa... if you have money on your mpesa, you can NOT pay for it(Beats all the sense of having money there if you cant use it to pay the bill THEN activate this function...go figure) but you can ask someone to pay for your account using their mpesa pay bill option and give em the cash equivalent


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