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NaijaPulse Is A Microblogging Service That Offers Autonomy To Users

Recently, we have noticed the ideas of many Nigerian developers. The major challenge we have is scale, but the efforts are obviously there. Now, we introduce you to something that looks like Twitter, though the owners disagree. This is NaijaPulse.


NaijaPulse is the easiest way to share information about what is happening around you with friends, colleagues, family and fans. It is a microblogging service. Users post short (140 character) notices which are broadcast to their friends and fans using the Web, RSS, or instant messages.


You can post messages to NaijaPulse using a Jabber client on your computer, mobile phone, or other platform. (GTalk, Google’s Jabber program, will also work.) This can be a convenient way to keep up with your friends on NaijaPulse.

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How is NaijaPulse different from Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Plurk, others?

NaijaPulse is an Open Network Service. Our main goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users’ autonomy. In particular, all the software used for NaijaPulse is Free Software, and all the data is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, making it Open Data. The software also implements the OpenMicroBlogging protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services that can receive your notices.


The goal here is autonomy — you deserve the right to manage your own on-line presence. If you don’t like how NaijaPulse works, you can take your data and the source code and set up your own server (or move your account to another one).


You too can register for this service

If you register for an account, you can post small (140 chars or less) text notices about yourself, where you are, what you’re doing, or practically anything you want. You can also subscribe to the notices of your friends, or other people you’re interested in, and follow them on the Web or in an RSS feed.

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