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Gaming Gab
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Gaming Gab

Hi everyone; as the rapper TI once said "big things poppin, lil things stoppin"; and here in Jamaica we certainly got big things poppin. Here is a quick round up of some of what you have missed and have upcoming: Clan Pro Circuit Round 3 was a sight to see, with an all new venue and 3 games on the lineup this time around spirits were high. The turnout for the event was good and the competitive hunger was in full swing. Various teams were represented from all over all wanting to stake their claim as the best that Jamaica has to offer. In the end however there can only be one and we saw Kill_Machine_876, EMP | Saduke, and MT The Dragon taking first place in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, and Mortal Kombat X respectively. If you are new to the happenings of the Clan P...
Get Smart 101: Tips for Smart Social Media Sharing
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Get Smart 101: Tips for Smart Social Media Sharing

Everything on the internet is NOT true. Bombshell? Hardly. But everyday I scroll through my timeline I am overwhelmed with the urge to make those words my cover photo as a desperate reminder to some of my FB connections because time after time I encounter, as my friend would so eloquently call, "cow pon mackerel tin" i.e foolishness. We all have that person on our timeline who discovers a VERY IMPORTANT article just floating in their timeline (Michael Jackson died 20 years ago guys! We've been watching his clone!). They "read" it and then, 10 seconds later (because thats how long it takes to skim through the "details") they are consumed with such outrage or bowled over with such awesomeness that for a whole minute this article is what they rave about. That is, until they find ANOTHER re...
Ron Muschette announces he is going to Mello FM and more via his Youtube Channel
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Ron Muschette announces he is going to Mello FM and more via his Youtube Channel

An emotional Ron Muschette via his Youtube Channel has announced that he will be moving to Mello FM after quitting his job at Irie FM recently. Mr Muschette is most popularly known on Jamaica's radio airwaves as the host of the leading morning program ‘Wake –Up Call which airs 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM Monday to Friday. The Rise of Social Media What I believe is interesting about this story is that he chose social media as the avenue to make the announcement using a excellently produced video via his Youtube Channel. As a IT professional following the rise of technology, ICT and social media in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean over the years I think this marksa powerful shift and interesting precedent. Watch the video embedded above and share your thoughts on the news as well as the way i...
5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone
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5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone

Tis fast approaching that time again when that crisp breeze has just started to blow and the urge for sorrel, ham and freeness begins to gain momentum. It is also a time where we prepare to fight, not for the last slice of cake, but to hold on to our most prized possessions because with the Christmas cheer also comes an increase in theft. Hold-ups and shake downs become common place as our urban “Robbing” Hoods come to take from the have’s (read YOU and ME) to give to the have not’s (Read THEM, Tisha Baby mother #1 and Staci Babymother #2) Yea I get it, they want to have iPhones and Galaxys too, but if you are anything like me you would rather save your charity work for the Salvation Army so here are a few tips to help you keep you and your favourite mobile device stay connected! ...
Jamaica’s Meteorological Service Twitter account ordered closed after Climate Change disagreement with Politician
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Jamaica’s Meteorological Service Twitter account ordered closed after Climate Change disagreement with Politician

UPDATE: Met Service releases official statement about suspended Twitter Account A social media storm is brewing on Twitter after the official Twitter account for the Meteorological Service of Jamaica was ordered closed by management after an apparent disagreement with North East St. Elizabeth Member of Parliament and Deputy General Secretary for the People's National Party Raymond Pryce. The fallout started due to a disagreement over whether climate change was indeed happening and provable scientifically. Jamaica was experiencing drought conditions for many months until mid May when the traditionally rainy month brought numerous days of heavy rain which ended the drought. As is usually the case when there is a heavy downpour sections of the island were negatively affected. Below is ...
Twitter add Photo-Tagging and uploading Multiple Photos as Mobile Social Media Evolves
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Twitter add Photo-Tagging and uploading Multiple Photos as Mobile Social Media Evolves

Twitter has decided to up the ante on Tweeted Photos, which we all know are worth more than a Thousand Words.  Only this time, they’ve decided that the more the merrier with a new Tagging Feature that’s sure to raise fears of Big Brother. Not only that, you can also post up to four (4) photos per tweet, both features that the Twitterati sprung on us on Wednesday March 27th 2014. Sweet! I’ve barely caught sight of Facebook’s new Paper platform for delivering News as I’d written about in Facebook adds Trending Topics with Paper coming to make reading the News easier when Twitter decided to pop back on the scene and remind us why they’re better than Facebook or Instagram, which Big Blue had acquired awhile back in April 2012. This isn’t some boring Logo makeover as reported back in J...
New Twitter Profiles more than just a Facebook-like Redesign
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New Twitter Profiles more than just a Facebook-like Redesign

A new Twitter design is coming; if fact it has already arrived for a select few celebrity tweeters like Michelle Obama, Floyd Mayweather and the lovely Kerry Washington. The early verdict seems to be that the new design is just a ripoff of Facebook's design but those with a keen eye will see how much of an improvement the updates will be for Twitter users. Twitter's growth has stagnated in recent months but it still remains very relevant and useful. The new design comprises of a new wide background photo with profile picture at the top but that's where the Facebook similarities end. New information for profiles include a "date joined" section listing the month and year the user joined Twitter. However the big three updates for the new Twitter are Best Tweets: Tweets that have receiv...
Social Media Management Tools help you to manage your Social Networks all at once
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Social Media Management Tools help you to manage your Social Networks all at once

If your into Social Media Marketing, the new low-cost medium for reaching your Target Audience, chances are you may have stumbled across my article Social Media Marketing – Advertising and Marketing in Ja on a Shoe-String. You may also realize that Jamaicans are more active on YouTube more than ever, with a lot of Jamaican videos now trending globally as noted by Kelroy in his article 9 Stories from 2013 that show the rising power of Social Media in Jamaica. It’s also a lot more than just playing Social Games such as Farmville as described in Farmville Jamaica Live heralds the rise of Social Farming. I’m really into Facebook/Twitter/Google+, making my life as a Blogger a complicated mess as I love receiving News that way as I’ve stated in Facebook adds Trending Topics with Paper coming t...