The Benefits Of Online Communities

 

Online Community is a popular expression that gets tossed around regularly, however, do you have any idea what it genuinely means and how significant it is. NaijaTab is an example of an online community that reports Naija news to a Nigerian community online.

NaijaTab is a Naija news forum where Nigerians can exchange thoughts on subjects of interest. Registered users can post conversations and peruse and answer messages composed by different members. A forum can zero in on different subjects and normally fosters a feeling of digital community among its users.

Forums are otherwise called message boards or conversation groups, varying from a blog in light of the fact that the last option is generally composed by a client or moderator of the web and normally just permits the reactions of different registered members in regard to the subject of the forum. A discussion normally permits all members to post and begin new threads.

An Internet forum is likewise unique in relation to a chat room, as members in a chat room convey simultaneously, while registered members or guests from a conversation group post messages that will then, at that point, be discussed or talked about by different registered members or guest each time they sign in. Moreover, online communities are generally more centered around a particular discussion topic or 9janews while chat rooms generally can be started without a formal discussion topic or subject.

How Online Communities like NaijaTab function

Generally, visitors or guests should register before they can join a gathering and compose a message. This user should observe specific web-based guidelines, known as netiquette, for example, approaching different individuals with deference and avoiding using foul words in a discussion. Whenever a user is supported by the administrator or moderator, they typically pick their own username and secret phrase which they can then use to log in. A symbol, photo, or picture given by the part ordinarily shows up close to the username in each message.

Separate discussions in an online community are called threads and are comprised of messages composed by individuals that are registered on the forum. Commonly, users can alter their own messages, send off new topics, and alter their profile pictures or other information about themselves. An overall profile shows discretionary data about every registered user from the forum, for example, the city where they are found and their hobbies.

The forum moderators or administrator can likewise take part in the forums discussions. A forum administrator can change the conversation topic or newsnaija, as well as move or erase them if and when it is called for, typically being their job to screen and guide the conversation to guarantee that the principles of the forums are being followed.

NaijaTab has sections and categories for almost all topics that one can think of, an example is the lifestyle forum which contains other subforums and general 9ja news that one can think of. NaijaTab is an online community that has provided a new form of communication for Nigerians.

‘No Marriage In Heaven’: RCCG Parish Opens Online Dating Site

RCCG City of David.

 

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), the City of David in Victoria Island, Lagos, has launched a dating website. 

“There is no marriage in heaven!” the church posted on its official Facebook page, days after the website went live. “We are here to help you connect and hopefully meet your better half.”

A visit to the website shows that the dating platform connects adults in preparation for courtship and marriage.

Intending participants must register and have their details processed before approval.  Participants are not expected to pay any fee to access the platform.

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The aim of the platform is to connect people for courtship and marriage, according to the church. Photo: Facebook/Pastor Idowu Iluyomade

 

In a statement on the dating site, users of the platform were advised to carry out their due diligence before connecting with other participants.

“The Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish makes no representations or warranties and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning any damages sustained by any registrant as a result of connecting with anyone on this platform,” the disclaimer added.

In a video on its Facebook page, the Parish Pastor, Idowu Iluyomade, said people on the platform are of varying ages.

“We have from ages 20, 25 to 65,” Pastor Idowu noted in the social media post.

The platform is already organising virtual masterclasses for participants where it teaches about key ingredients for a successful marriage.

Aisha Buhari Urges Nigerians To Know Their Consumer Rights

Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians for Supporting Husband’s AdministrationThe wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerians to understand their rights as consumers, in order to stand up to market abuses that undermine those rights.

She said the rights of the consumer must be protected and those on the wrong side of the law should be made to understand that.

“Their rights come to an end where the rights of the consumers begin”, Aisha said.

Mrs. Buhari made the remarks in Abuja, during her appointment as Consumer Ambassador of Nigeria, by the country’s Consumer Protection Council, as part of activities to mark the World Consumer Rights Day 2017.

Represented by the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Mairo Tanko Almakura, she thanked the Management of the Consumer Protection Council for the honour bestowed on her.

She said: “The campaign for consumer rights is a noble cause and I assure the Commission of my support and commitment towards driving the campaign embarked by the council.”

The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Dupe Atoki, said digital technology, though beneficial, has exposed consumers to online threats such as cybercrime, data theft and invasion of privacy.

Atoki stated that this year’s theme tagged ‘Building a Digital World Consumers  Can Trust’ is intended to call attention to these consumer issues.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu in their goodwill messages highlighted the important role of the Council in protecting the rights of consumers.

The agency said the stakeholders workshop, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 will feature presentations from Google, Microsoft, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), among others.

Tech Trends: Stressing The Need For Strong Passwords

PasswordTech Trends emphasises the importance of using secure passwords to protect devices and sensitive accounts.

While a vast majority of internet users still use weak passwords, research shows that the reasons users get hacked or have their accounts compromised is weak passwords.

According to reports, the password ‘123456’ was yet to fall off the list as the world’s most used password.

One of the few tips recommended by technology experts to be considered while choosing a password is to use a good password manager.

They also advised that a user should consider a minimum of 12 characters and ensure the use of alphanumeric combinations among others.

INEC Restores Hacked Website

INEC Website HackedThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria has restored its hacked website, hours after it was struck by “Nigerian Cyber Army”.

The website was hacked in the morning on Saturday, hours after the accreditation of voters started.

“Sorry xD Your Site has been STAMPED by Team Nigerian Cyber Army. FEEL SOME SHAME ADMIN!!,” a message on the INEC website read.

In a tweet on its twitter handle the commission said “it is aware of the recent hack of its website and it is currently investigating the incident”.

After the website was hacked, the INEC dropped the content added to the website by the hacker and wrote: “We will be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we are performing some maintenance at the moment. We will be back online shortly! Site should be back up soon”.

The spokesman for the commission told Channels Television that engineers of the commission restored the website, assuring Nigerians that there was nothing to worry about.

 

Hangout With Onyeka Onwenu on G+

Join us for yet another online hangout with superstar singer, actress and politician Onyeka Onwenu on March 15, 2013 at 2pm (WAT). Follow our Google+ Page now www.google.com/+ChannelsTelevision and get a chance to meet and chat with Onyeka.

This is an opportunity for you to ask the question(s) you have been desiring to get answers to from the singer.