Nigeria: What We searched for..

Google’s 2010 Zeitgeist makes for interesting read.. The summary from Google:

In the year of Nigeria’s 50th independence celebration, it was unsurprising that terms like “Nigeria” and “Goodluck Jonathan” ranked highly in the search trends. But the nation’s imagination was certainly captured by social networking, with “2go” topping the fastest rising list, and “Facebook” being the second most popular search by volume. Nigerian musicians “Terry G” and “Dagrin” also attracted significant online interest.

Great to see Football Manager 2010 top the fastest rising games category and bella naija make an entry in the fastest rising people category. Sadly there’s no Liverpool in the sports section (goes to show the absence of true football connoisseurs IMO). Interestingly  ‘Love’ and MTN make the top ten popular searches…  Wonder how many of those ‘love’ searches were related to eHarmony though.. 🙂

Links: 3 Dec 2010

  1. Feeding the poor with iPads: How FareShare is blending technology and social responsibility..
  2. The game that ‘makes’ you a genetic scientist…
  3. The radiation debate flares up again – are radio waves frying our brains?
  4. Facebook breakups are the real deal..
  5. The right twitter handle can make you famous.. The girl who suddenly became famous thanks to the ashes down under..
  6. Skye Jethani’s 30 day Twitter experiment…

#30daysofTruth: Day 2 – Something I love about myself..

Something I love about myself – This was always going to be one of the harder posts to pull off. I’m naturally hard on myself and am often self deprecating – false modesty – as someone once said.

If there’s one thing I like about myself, its my ability to discretize a problem – to massage a problem till its broken down to its simplest building blocks. It’s useful at work where I often have to come up with solutions to complex problems, and sometimes with people – when I need to understand them. There are downsides, but this is one ability I’ll not trade for anything else. 🙂

#30daysofTruth: Day 1 – What I hate about myself..

Looking at me from afar, its hard to see what I should hate about myself. In general, I’ve had a good life – so far- and quite a number of people usually conclude that I’ve got nothing to not like about my life. Truth though is I am slowly finding out that I am increasingly disconnected from the real world and people in my life. I blogged briefly about the issues in un-learning solitude, but daily I find myself drifting, becoming increasingly cynical and building walls between myself and the world.

I hate that; deep in my heart I long to go back to my halcyon days of laughter, of being the good son, the bloke making good use of his opportunities and all.. So there it is – I hate my disconnection from the world…. I may just have gone too far though..

#30daysOfTruth: Day 0

I told The Friend I wanted something to occupy me all December….Bar the first two weeks of December – when I get to wrap up multiple work projects – I will be lazing around on an extended holiday… She knows I have a thing for writers… and writing…. and that I’m more comfortable writing stuff than saying stuff… So we thought I’d blog every day for sixty days.. First thirty will be following the 30 days of truth meme over at Hope Blog; the next thirty… I’m yet to decide… Hopefully, its therapeutic…. Even I am slightly concerned at what I might see when I begin to dig beneath the surface of me….

So this is to 30 consecutive days of blogging… Hopefully I survive it…