Saturday, June 5, 2010

Missed Google's G-Ghana? Find out what happened through these tweets #gghana

I missed the G-Ghana - Google event/conference in Ghana. Of course, I wasn't in Ghana but I also missed taking part through Twitter. Bummer. But that's why I follow some awesome people on Twitter who were going to keep me informed anyway. And because you follow my blog and happen to chance upon my blog through various means, Facebook and even Google itself, you can be a part of G-Ghana. I have some awesome tweets about G-Ghana #GGhana.

Now one thing Twitter needs to do is figure out a way to show the timeline from earliest tweet down to the latest tweet. Wow, isn't that an idea? Sadly, someone is gonna come see this and make money of it. Eureka! I just had an epiphany. I should stop blogging, because people will read my thoughts, have eureka moments and go make money of it before I can even say "'the'; thetime is now". Sigh. But hey, we want to see great things happen for the betterment of mankind. I want to see things happen for the betterment of my pocket and these are all leading to that. Best believe. Let's go. Yɛnkɔ!

In fact, reading through these tweets, there's so much information in there. Some things I knew, others I didn't. Thanks so much to Ato-Kwamena Kubi, Edward Amartey-Tagoe, Yawa Hansen-Quao and the others for tweeting the info. Also major thanks to Googlers Estelle Sowah, Paa Kwesi Imbeah, Ohene Kwasi Ohene-Adu and Aneto Okonkwo for organizing the G-Ghana event. Major props to Jojoo Imbeah for helping with it too.

I learnt my lesson during BarCamp Ghana 2009 that tweets don't last forever. Can't find those #bcghana09 tweets now. Here's why I have saved some great tweets with the #Gghana hashtag. The tweets bring up a lot of issues, some of which I'll try and blog about later. Here are some selected #gghana tweets below.

# dzzydannyboi

@atokubi hw did d #gghana prog go 2dae? about 1 hour ago via Snaptu in reply to atokubi

# Teresa E A Lemaire reggesegge

#gghana was an amazing event, so was the code clinic today. about 4 hours ago via web

# Ngamita Richard ngamita

Learnt alot from developers using Windows OS for appengine at #gghana today . It's a hell to get simple things started ! The trick is DOS :) about 6 hours ago via web

# Kakashi Kobe-Sensei KakashiKobe

#gghana my skin is still crawling with excitement after yesterday's day with Google. Watch out Africa, a revolution is upon us!! about 6 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

# Ngamita Richard ngamita

Hands on coding session on #appengine and Google maps today at #gghana and #gtugs #ghana . Guys code clinics the way forward ! thanks about 7 hours ago via web

# Abocco Abocco

completely missed out on #GGhana. thanks for tweeting, @eokyere @yawahq @Thomas_oppong @essynam @ttaaggooee @gamelmag @atokubi about 24 hours ago via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

#GGhana event over, @ghanagtug event morrow at 9am, see u all there #gghana 11:29 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Gameli Adzaho gamelmag

@ttaaggooee @thomas_oppong True t'was a gr8 event overall! #gghana #ghana #google #technology 1:55 PM Jun 4th via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

#GGhana event over, @ghanagtug event morrow at 9am, see u all there #gghana 11:29 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

RT @essynam: Treat everyone the way you would want them to treat you. #ethics in #business #gghana 10:50 AM Jun 4th via dabr

# Edward Tagoe ttaaggooee

Find ntrsxn of wat u luv doin,wat u r encoded 2 do & wat u ll b paid 2 do #gghana 10:23 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# LordofGoats LordofGoats

#gghana don't have to be first to make a lot of money. Google wasn't first search engine, but innovated (Also see: facebook vs myspace) 10:23 AM Jun 4th via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

be cost conscious and disciplined with ur capital. #gghana 10:18 AM Jun 4th via dabr

# Emily Heart essynam

Be dedicated to what you want to do. How much do you believe in ur project? #gghana #entrepreneur 10:18 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

the ghanaian market is unstructured but one with great opportunity. #gghana 10:07 AM Jun 4th via dabr

# Emily Heart essynam

Be persistent in getting the rite network. Get a mentor! Kwabena Poku frm Databank #gghana 10:04 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

If u know u will fail, fail fast and pick up urself and move on, panel discussion on vc, incubator & tech entreprenuers #gghana 9:58 AM Jun 4th via dabr

# Emily Heart essynam

@legenderrydean don't be too techy... Get some entrepreneural skills... #gghana 9:55 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Edward Tagoe ttaaggooee

If u wil fail, fail quickly! #gghana 9:52 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Muyiwa Alade muyisbox

Is d account created free of charge? @essynam: Use Monetize to make money on ur blog. Create an #adsense account 1st. #gghana 9:50 AM Jun 4th via Seesmic

# Emily Heart essynam

Kofi Dadzie talking abt early days...as an entrepreneur. #gghana 9:49 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Emily Heart essynam

@legenderrydean on a panel @ #gghana 9:37 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

knol, contribute expert articles and make money while doing so. search knol in google to learn more. #gghana 9:30 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

HyperLocal the next trend in search content and services, provide content relevant to the person's location. #gghana 9:19 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Emily Heart essynam

Use Monetize to make money on ur blog. Create an #adsense account 1st. #gghana 9:19 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Thomas Oppong Thomas_oppong

#gghana blogger,sites,customsearch under way 9:16 AM Jun 4th via web

# Emily Heart essynam

Use Google Translate to make users with other languages access your content. #gghana 9:14 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Emily Heart essynam

When writing content, think about what users are looking for. #gghana 9:11 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Thomas Oppong Thomas_oppong

#gghana facilitating creation of local content for Africa 9:09 AM Jun 4th via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

@namanquah we have a 45mins session on Making money with Adsense & a 1hr panel discussion on VC,incubator and tech entreprneurs. #gghana 9:08 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu in reply to namanquah

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

NYTimes used Googlemaps to show how areas voted during the presidential election. #gghana 8:37 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

Connect your GooglePlaces to your AdWords account to have a better idea of how people are actually reaching you. #gghana 8:36 AM Jun 4th via web

# Edward Tagoe ttaaggooee

@gamelmag na 2ru oh. Am learning new stuf VryDay #gghana 8:24 AM Jun 4th via mobile web in reply to gamelmag

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

get a search engine's perspective of ur site: enter "site:domainname.com" in Google. #gghana 8:02 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

having a live SEO session with sites made available by volunteers. #gghana 7:59 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Edward Tagoe ttaaggooee

Google to provide caches in Africa to help with bandwidth problem in Africa #gghana 6:42 AM Jun 4th via web

# Gameli Adzaho gamelmag

#gghana exciting stuff happening here! google apps and all #ghana #technology #google 6:59 AM Jun 4th via web

# Edward Tagoe ttaaggooee

Google to provide caches in Africa to help with bandwidth problem in Africa #gghana 6:42 AM Jun 4th via web

# Edward Tagoe ttaaggooee

Google to partner Gh businesses, yahoooooo!!! #gghana 6:31 AM Jun 4th via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

comparison between Google Apps standard(free) & Premier($50/user/year) | http://google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html #gghana 6:14 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

GoogleGears soon to go off the market to be replaced by a better alternative. #gghana 6:09 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

GoogleApps synchronizes data between your phone and computer. #gghana 6:03 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

Kwasi: at Google, we do first and apologize later! #gghana 6:02 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

GoogleApps is free to get started up to 50 users. #gghana 5:59 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

GoogleVideo is like your own branded YouTube outlet for internal messages, executive communications, internal training etc. #gghana 5:56 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

You can host your personal or company webpages using GoogleSites and embed docs, caledar maps etc #gghana 5:55 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

You can save documents at PDF in GoogleDocs. It automatically converts even if you don’t have Adobe PDF. #gghana 5:48 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

GoogleDocs allows collaboration between users and real-time co-authoring and control access with user groups. #gghana 5:47 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

GoogleDocs allows wordprocessing, spreadsheets etc. and can be uploaded and stored online. #gghana 5:45 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

GoogleCalendars allow sharing between teams within the company and externally too. #gghana and sync to phone for easy notifications. #gghana 5:45 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

Gmail can host your company mail with over 7G of space per user using your company domain name. #gghana 5:43 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

Business challenges are changing so GoogleApps is an attempt to give the best applications for free. #gghana 5:34 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

a new session on #GoogleApps by Paa Kwesi Mbeah from GoogleLondon. #gghana 5:32 AM Jun 4th via web

# yawahq

What percentage of visitors to your site come from referring sites? Find out using GoogleAnalytics #gghana 5:21 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

Know who visits your site, how many pages they visited and how much time they spend on your site using #Google Analytics. #gghana 5:17 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

Most visits on websites never get past the first page. #gghana 5:16 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

Christian Miccio now sharing insights about #Google Analytics. #gghana 5:04 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

average website has only 5 seconds to make an impact. --Aneto Okonkwo #gghana 5:00 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

40% increase in site traffic, 2.8 million subscribers, 288,000 volunteers, $57m worth of donations from Obama.com web optimization #gghana 4:58 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

interesting insights about website optimization revealed using a case study of the #Obama campaign website. #gghana @abena_serwaa @kwabena 4:52 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

session on website optimization. showing how #Obama raised $500 million online using these simple secrets. #gghana 4:46 AM Jun 4th via web

# Yawa Hansen-Quao yawahq

it's break-time now. Gonna grab a cup of tea! #gghana 4:24 AM Jun 4th via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

http://google.com/services/ <- a list of all business solutions google provides. #gghana 4:22 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

w/ Google's Content Network u can control where ur ads show up, u can even target particular sites where ur audience go to most. #gghana 4:15 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Nnamdi Abraham-Igwe abrahamigwe

#googleafrica #gghana day 2 is on. 4:06 AM Jun 4th via Twitter for Android

# Afrika Kabissa kabissa

@nnenna Thanks for the #FF! Glad to be connected. #gghana 4:05 AM Jun 4th via Nambu in reply to nnenna

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

use Google Search Insights a google tool for researching keywords | google.com/insights/search/ #gghana 4:04 AM Jun 4th via Snaptu

# Nnamdi Abraham-Igwe abrahamigwe

#gghana. Another nexus phone today. Make sure you register and drop your contact up front for a draw end of day. 3:56 AM Jun 4th via Twitter for Android

# Nnenna Nwakanma nnenna

#FF @love2dreamfish @gbengasesan #gghana @kabissa @love2dreamfish/work-global @234next @atokubi @paulscott56 @eokyere @eyedol @ushahidi 3:52 AM Jun 4th via web

# Ngamita Richard ngamita

Ghana developers let's meet again Saturday 5th June for more exciting coding #gghana #ghanagtugs #gtugs #googleafrica #ghana 3:43 AM Jun 4th via web

# yasmind

#gghana Now understand how ad ranking works! 3:27 AM Jun 4th via web

# nii ayertey aryeh nii_ayertey

Google Analytics + Website Optimiser, Maps, Blogger, Sites and a VC / Incubator Panel Discussion! #Agenda #Today #GGhana 3:07 AM Jun 4th via web

# nii ayertey aryeh nii_ayertey

whats on the agenda today? @atokubi @eokyere @ngamita #GGhana 2:55 AM Jun 4th via web

# Benjamin Ephson bkk3

Rain rain go way, come again 10hrs l8r today, @atokubi and I wnt to attend this #gghana day. Pls pls go away. :) 2:13 AM Jun 4th via DestroyTwitter

# Ngamita Richard ngamita

Headin for #gghana day2 . #accra #ghana #kofiannan 1:20 AM Jun 4th via mobile web

# Hutspace Hutspace

The winner is @kwekud of @hutspace! Dorothy Gordon Director General of AITI-KACE presenting him with the Nexus One. #gghana (via @atokubi) 12:09 PM Jun 3rd via Twitter for iPhone

# Emmanuel eokyere

Whoa! @kwekud, congrats!!! for winning the nexus one at #gghana! we'll raise a glass when I get back. :) 11:56 AM Jun 3rd via Twitter for iPhone

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

picked up my google swag, g-google day 1 ended no heading home see ya'll morrow for day 2 #gghana 11:37 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Ngamita Richard ngamita

#gghana was fun 11:27 AM Jun 3rd via mobile web

# Gameli Adzaho gamelmag

@atokubi pictures pictures! is that possible? #gghana 11:25 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

And the winner is Kweku of @hutspace!!! yaya!!! Dorothy Gordon Director General of AITI-KACE presenting him with the Nexus One. #gghana 11:20 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# yasmin dolatabadi yasmind

#gghana Nyimbi Odero: "Momentum is a property of mass not of ideas" (advice is always have a prototype when pitching your idea!) 10:33 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

when seeking investor funding: solve a problem, have something to show and explain the risks. #gghana 10:28 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

how do u handle it when a project failure, find out why and keep it in mind for the future. #gghana 10:24 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Dominic Qaphui Mary Qaphui

has really been enlightened w.r.t. #google products. Thanks 2 the organisers of #gghana 10:18 AM Jun 3rd via mobile web

# imensah59

#gghana: feeling hungry already 10:14 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

User feedback is very important, get to know what ur user want, u'r developing the app for them it shld appeal in every way. #gghana 10:07 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Only only start from scratch if ur solution does not exist. look out an open source solution and tweak it. #gghana 9:58 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Its better to act and not plan than to plan and not act, bring ur ideas to life, solve problems. #gghana 9:49 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Panel Discussion: from Ideas to Reality. <-- every developer's dream #gghana 9:40 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

google.com.gh/webmasters <-- ur one stop web master central #gghana 8:41 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

next session Search 101: search quality & indexing by Luisella Mazza Search Quality Team #gghana 8:08 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

iGoogle and Chrome extension talk session on going #gghana 7:31 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# nii ayertey aryeh nii_ayertey

#AkwabenaAsumadu winner of #DoodleforGoogle call it GO-GOAL http://bit.ly/9IuIaL #GHANA #GGHANA 7:00 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Gameli Adzaho gamelmag

Who's at G-Ghana? How's it going? #ghana #google #technology #business #gghana #ghanagtug 6:58 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

The person to finish the code lab and add some cool features wins a nexus one! Me want a nexus one!! #gghana 6:26 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

here comes a tweet about food: launch break!!! #gghana 6:24 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# dkariithi kariithi

#gghana It's possible. Host ruby written apps on Google appengine: http://code.google.com/p/appengine-jruby/(+ supports rails 2.3.5!) 5:28 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

GWT handles L10n (localization) easily with lots of components for quickly building apps :) #gghana 5:22 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# LordofGoats LordofGoats

#gghana and now my battery lets me down. Goodbye for now Tweetverse 5:14 AM Jun 3rd via web

# LordofGoats LordofGoats

Dolatabadi just slapped my wrist for mis-spelling her name. Sorry @yasmind #gghana 5:13 AM Jun 3rd via web

# LordofGoats LordofGoats

#gghana the double-Ks are doing an epic job of presenting App Engine and GWT. 5:10 AM Jun 3rd via web

# LordofGoats LordofGoats

Dolabadadi claims there is no internet for twitter. I'm doing fine! :P #gghana! 5:09 AM Jun 3rd via web

# yasmin dolatabadi yasmind

#gghana Kwesi: "as a software engineer you cannot be married to your technology" 4:59 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

hosting ur web apps on Google makes u benefit from Google's great infrustracture: reliability, loadbalancing, scalability. #gghana 4:39 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

The most important issue with web apps is reliablity when there is high traffic (eg the BBC make mention of ur site :) ) #gghana 4:36 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Point of correction Nelson Mattos is Google VP of Product & Engineering for Europe, Middle-East & Africa #gghana 4:10 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# eokyere

following Google event in #Ghana, G-Ghana, with hashtag #gghana 4:09 AM Jun 3rd via Twitter for iPhone

# dkariithi kariithi

#gghana to achieve landmark based navigation Google Africa needs your help to collect geo points of interest http://www.google.com/mapmaker 4:00 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Papa Kwame Anane pkanane

#gghana is amazing... had this whole google team >10 come down to africa... right approach u definitely gonna get evangelists in Africa 3:48 AM Jun 3rd via threadsy

# Nnamdi Abraham-Igwe abrahamigwe

#gghana - http://code.google.com/apis/kml 3:48 AM Jun 3rd via Twitter for Android

# Henry Sampson henrysampson

#gghana google maps API really cool...zappos.com 3:34 AM Jun 3rd via mobile web

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

U can also contribute map data by using google map maker, google.com/mapmaker #gghana 3:26 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

found a typo or an error in a google maps entry? u can change it, make it better. #gghana 3:23 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

head to maps.google.com.gh click my maps on the left and start adding/saving ur favorite locations for others to find :) #gghana 3:20 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Christan Miccio product manager Zurich office, presenting Google Maps Technologies. #gghana 3:11 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Ghana Internet Exchange up and live, its housed at KACE-AITI. #gghana 3:07 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Improving latency: Google Global Cache -> google data center setup locally in each country :) #gghana 3:04 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

With a set of tools for developers to innovate and build content for local consumption :) #gghana 3:03 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Eliminate access barriers to users: internet affordability, affordable devices, improve latency. #GoogleMissionForAfrica #gghana 2:55 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# atokubi

Make the internet content useful for africans: content,education, relevance #gghana 2:53 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Google really understands the issues with web/internet connectivity & infrustracture in Africa. #gghana 2:49 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Estelle doing a wonderful job introducing all the Googlers #gghana 2:44 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# kafuiday kafuiday

Very encouraging attendance #gghana 2:44 AM Jun 3rd via twidroid

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

Googlers from Nigeria, Switzerland, London, Senegal, India, Kenya, USA, almost every continent is present. #gghana 2:41 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# kafuiday kafuiday

And as usual without the ladies.RT @ngamita @googleafrica #gghana kicking off in few mins . #Ghana developers in the building . 2:39 AM Jun 3rd via twidroid

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

about 20 Googlers from all around the world around for #gghana!!! 2:35 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Kwamena Appiah-Kubi atokubi

#gghana is session, the deputy minister of communication giving his address 2:33 AM Jun 3rd via Snaptu

# Gameli Adzaho gamelmag

missing first day of #gghana :(. #google #ghana #fufugang 2:24 AM Jun 3rd via web

# Ngamita Richard ngamita

@googleafrica #gghana kicking off in few mins . #Ghana developers in the building . 2:14 AM Jun 3rd via web in reply to googleafrica
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