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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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#TGIF: Meet Rotimi Okungbaye, your Nigerian Tech meet-up Photographer
1 day ago

#TGIF: Meet Rotimi Okungbaye, your Nigerian Tech meet-up Photographer

Recently, the tech scene in Nigeria has been going off with Meet-ups (especially in Lagos) and recognitions home and abroad. On the 15th of May, Developer and Speaker, Wes Bos asked:

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[UPDATED] Vanguard on Twitter: “I’ve never had an orgasm”
1 week ago

[UPDATED] Vanguard on Twitter: “I’ve never had an orgasm”

UPDATE: There is an actual article. Question: Why did they only put “I’ve never had an orgasm” in the first place?

Meet Pillsy –  never miss a ‘pill’ again, your phone will remind you
2 weeks ago

Meet Pillsy – never miss a ‘pill’ again, your phone will remind you

By  •  Apps, News

TL;DR: Pillsy is an app that automatically tracks doses and sends intelligent reminders so you don’t forget. In March 2015, three co-founders (Jeff, Chuks and Otto) came together to develop …
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Nigeria’s first Search Engine for Universities – University Compass
3 weeks ago

Nigeria’s first Search Engine for Universities – University Compass

By  •  Apps, News

When it was time for you to choose a University, what steps did you take? I guess, for the majority of us, our parents already had a University choice in …
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Microsoft’s LinkedIn wants us to ‘meet-up’
3 weeks ago

Microsoft’s LinkedIn wants us to ‘meet-up’

By  •  News

How many contacts on your LinkedIn do you actually contact? Narrowing it down, how many of them have you actually met?

Microsoft’s LinkedIn has taken a step to change …
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Andela Nigeria Developer, Innocent Amadi gets global recognition at Facebook’s Developer Conference
1 month ago

Andela Nigeria Developer, Innocent Amadi gets global recognition at Facebook’s Developer Conference

By  •  News

It is no longer news that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, invested $24 million in Andela – the start-up that trains Developers in Africa and places them to …
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Happy Easter from Nigerian brands on Twitter, nothing from Public Sector, so far…
1 month ago

Happy Easter from Nigerian brands on Twitter, nothing from Public Sector, so far…

Happy Easter, from mine to yours. So, it’s a cosy day on Twitter and Famuyide Olawale was generous enough to share with us some of the Easter Designs Made by …
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Nigeria’s EFCC Vs Wendy’s – Who’s your favourite?
1 month ago

Nigeria’s EFCC Vs Wendy’s – Who’s your favourite?

By  •  Opinion

Naturally, I have no business with Wendy’s as I have never seen their Ad or bought food from them (even though I am in the obodo). But, with Social Media, …
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HotelsNG CEO, Mark Essien marries Lead Developer, GeneO Ltd, Jenni Naiaretti
2 months ago

HotelsNG CEO, Mark Essien marries Lead Developer, GeneO Ltd, Jenni Naiaretti

Mark Essien, Software Developer from Ikot Ekpene cum CEO, HotelsNG – Nigeria’s leading online hotels booking agency in Nigeria today, got married to his beautiful bride and Lead Developer, GeneO …
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5 things to note about the Match for Africa Match featuring Bill Gates
2 months ago

5 things to note about the Match for Africa Match featuring Bill Gates

If you are not conversant with the voice of the 18-time (out of 23) World Richest Person according to Forbes, it could take you a while to identify the ‘fan’ …
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Take it outside – a review of the Google Pixel
2 months ago

Take it outside – a review of the Google Pixel

Having been privileged to handle the Google Pixel 5-inch “Really Blue” phone for about a week. I have penned down a few thoughts.

https://twitter.com/DadaBen_/status/849543184820600834

These thoughts, I tried to make …
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Behold the “Keep The Change Bruh” Web App
2 months ago

Behold the “Keep The Change Bruh” Web App

By  •  Apps, News

“Keep The Change Bruh”, was the narration of the bank transaction initiated by one Miss Ore after a ‘date gone wrong’ as one Twitter User put it. While the hashtag #KeepTheChange …
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Meet Barter Cards – US Virtual MasterCard that allows online payments in your existing currency
2 months ago

Meet Barter Cards – US Virtual MasterCard that allows online payments in your existing currency

By  •  News

Barter is an online wallet that lets you create virtual cards 💳 that can be funded from your (home) bank account. It is more than that actually, one of their …
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The Rise of Nigeria’s University-born Incubators (NUIs) and the Foreseeable Future
2 months ago

The Rise of Nigeria’s University-born Incubators (NUIs) and the Foreseeable Future

By  •  Opinion, News

Far away in May 2016, CEO and Chief Architect, Cymantiks Nigeria Limited, Emeka Okoye, who is also a strong advocate for the use of Mobile, Open Data & Semantic Web …
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It’s 2017, What is #TrollCabal and why is it on #TwitterNG?
2 months 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 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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