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About Benjamin Dada

MSc Candidate at Lancaster University Management School. I am an avid Twitter User, where I hold meaningful discussions on things relating to startups, tech and any other matters. The discovery of Writing has brought me happiness and money, duh.... I am down to earth and fun-to-be-with (so she said). Say hello.
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It’s 2017, What is #TrollCabal and why is it on #TwitterNG?
2 hours ago

It’s 2017, What is #TrollCabal and why is it on #TwitterNG?

TrollCabal is about “reducing political and social tension on Nigerian Twitter with bants, says the Head of the Troll Civil Society Association (CSO) Situation Room, Amara Nwankpa (haha, yes oh, …
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Possibilities of surveillance caused by advancement in Information Technology
2 days ago

Possibilities of surveillance caused by advancement in Information Technology

The classical Fordist perspective initiated a move towards a new form of capitalism, that is mass production (Zuboff, 2015). Now, mechanisation and automation have enabled human labour to be substituted …
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Medium is now charging $5 as membership subscription fee
3 days ago

Medium is now charging $5 as membership subscription fee

By  •  Opinion, News

February 24, 2017, I wrote about Medium charging $75 for custom domain subscription, in that same article I quoted Techcrunch’s Josh Christine talking about Medium’s plan to roll out a …
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Steps to recruiting a reliable social media manager
4 days ago

Steps to recruiting a reliable social media manager

In your corporate strategy for 2017, you included the line item “Go online, get social”. Social Media is hot right now with Kenya and Nigeria trending in the 3rd place, according to …
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THE STORY: Chance The Rapper, Tweeting His Own Revolution!
1 week ago

THE STORY: Chance The Rapper, Tweeting His Own Revolution!

At first, we (my editor at TechCityNG and I) were torn between doing a story about this or just letting it slide since we thought it might be stale. But …
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3 days to go! Google Women Techmakers Conference at Covenant University, Nigeria
2 weeks ago

3 days to go! Google Women Techmakers Conference at Covenant University, Nigeria

In celebration of the 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD ’17), The Google Women Techmakers program would be hosting a series of events (Summits and Meetups). The Summits happen at Google offices …
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Nigeria’s Daddy Yo, Wizkid explicitly promotes colleague’s album on Twitter, Korede Bello
2 weeks ago

Nigeria’s Daddy Yo, Wizkid explicitly promotes colleague’s album on Twitter, Korede Bello

Seeing this tweet from Wizkid warmed my heart;

https://twitter.com/wizkidayo/status/840877164945858560

Then the replies, first from Korede Bello, the recording artist;

https://twitter.com/koredebello/status/840883409727688704

Mavin’s Boss, Don Jazzy;

Coming soon to your Android Smartphone: The Super Mario Run Game
2 weeks ago

Coming soon to your Android Smartphone: The Super Mario Run Game

It is the month of March and the much-awaited release of the Super Mario Run Game is coming to your mobile device (assuming you are part of the 81.7% using …
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Augmentation strategies in this era of automation
3 weeks ago

Augmentation strategies in this era of automation

Technological anxiety is a thing and we need to be prepared for it.

For instance, this is what I imagined of my future (white-collar tech consultant):


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Medium now charges $75 to set-up a custom domain
4 weeks ago

Medium now charges $75 to set-up a custom domain

By  •  News

Precisely, 12 days ago, I initiated a move towards purchasing a custom domain for my medium publication. I even went ahead to buy benjamindada.org. That day, I received this email …
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Stutern launches JobPalava, a Nigerian Glassdoor but several concerns are being raised
4 weeks ago

Stutern launches JobPalava, a Nigerian Glassdoor but several concerns are being raised

Thursday, 23rd February, JobPalava was released to the public, says post by Taiwo Ayanleye, Co-founder of Stutern, the makers of JobPalava. They launched JobPalava as a response to a long-standing …
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Yet another celebrity investor, Jay Z, renowned rapper and music mogul
1 month ago

Yet another celebrity investor, Jay Z, renowned rapper and music mogul

According to Axios Dan Primack, Jay Z is about to launch a Venture Capital Fund.

In 2015, Inc’s Laura Montini wrote about The 10 Top Celebrity Startup Investors which included pop-star …
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Progress reports of e-hailing taxi service, Taxify
1 month ago

Progress reports of e-hailing taxi service, Taxify

In Q4 of 2016, we spoke about a new entrant into the Nigeria e-hailing taxi sector, Taxify. And now, we are happy to bring you progress reports.

So far it …
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Some of the numbers in Kalanicks memo is outdated, should we be bothered?
1 month ago

Some of the numbers in Kalanicks memo is outdated, should we be bothered?

In a post published by TechCrunch’s Megan and Sarah on the last line; they added: “*Contrary to Kalanick’s memo, Twitter’s technical team is 15% female, not 10%, and Google’s technical team is 19%, not …
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Like Bill Gates, are you in support of Robots paying taxes?
1 month ago

Like Bill Gates, are you in support of Robots paying taxes?

By  •  News

Microsoft’s Founder, Bill Gates said in an interview with Quartz that Robots that take humans jobs should pay taxes. Indirectly, he is saying all Robots should be taxed because all Robots …
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With #100 Etisalat you can revive our dying reading culture – Flip!
1 month ago

With #100 Etisalat you can revive our dying reading culture – Flip!

It is no news that the reading culture is dying. In fact, Maya Alexandri claims “There is no reading Culture in Africa”. In a debate hosted by the BBC, they …
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Sign-up for Techstars Atlanta Office Hours with Tyler Scriven in Lagos!
1 month ago

Sign-up for Techstars Atlanta Office Hours with Tyler Scriven in Lagos!

By  •  News

It is no news that Nigeria has gained the attention of global accelerators and investors. With the coming of Mark Zuckerberg representing Chan’s Initiative, YCombinator (arguably one of the most successful …
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Come and see what Valentine has caused!
1 month ago

Come and see what Valentine has caused!

The Valentine season always creates mixed feelings depending on whether you are single or hooked. Mind you, that you are hooked doesn’t mean you’ll be guaranteed happiness as boys always …
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