Only in Ghana – Twitter in Ghana
I signed up to Twitter some time ago and am still struggling with using it.
First it is the practical stuff. At times, I can upgrade my Twitter status or tweet from my phone – but many times this does not work.
Also, Twitter rarely works at home (Vodafone Broadband). Is it a firewall maybe?
But it has not really mattered, because I just could not see the use for Twitter. It is mostly a lot of noisy small talk. The only (useful) application I have thought of is that I’d love to get (and contribute to) updates about traffic for instance on the Tema-Accra motorway. I even invented a hashtag or searchable keyword for writing about traffic in Ghana #TraGha – but how do one make a hashtag be used?
And OK, OK, Twitter is fun to use at events, with event specific hashtags but then phone updates have to work! (see above discussion).
So currently, I have given up on serious usage and as Twitter today is working from home/through a wordpress application, I found this up-and-coming funny hashtag: “#onlyinGhana”. Here are some of my favorites:
#onlyinGhana a Burger is regarded as ‘high class food’.
Theres a shop at the mall called WHITEley’s that sells only african stuff. #onlyinghana.
some cedi notes look like dey have fell in the gutter #onlyinghana
#onlyinghana where #facebook gurls paint their walls wid azar paint just to clean ya #wallpost
#onlyinghana does the whole parliament go to welcome Obama at the airport
What “only in Ghana” sentence would you add?