I don’t mean to be a kill-joy on this one, but the guys at 9jabook could have thought of a ‘better and more ‘unique’ Nigerian factor to use as/for their name.
The Nigerian concept should be original and not a borrowed adjective like what 9jabook presently sounds like.
1) My mind is ‘booking’ about ORIGINALITY:
I forsee Level-1 subsidiaries of 9jabook to be: wazobiabook, yorubabook, igbobook, hausabook and ‘the rest of us’. Level-2 would commence with lagosbook, abujabook, portharcourtbook, kadunabook, josbook, ekitibook, kanobook, ondobook, ibadanbook etc., At Level-3, our mentalities would be further sub-divided, for example: lagosbook can re-start with: ikejabook, surulerebook, ikoyibook, marylandbook etc. Every other ‘state’ can continue from wherever they want to. The most serious of lagosbook would be mushinbook and ajegunlebook.
I’m just trying to point out the need for ORIGINALITY, which is not a common word with Nigerian oriented forums, e-groups and 9jabooks lookalikes. Just this morning, I was reading about nairalanders.com. No pun intended. See, Nigeria is so wide and deep that we Nigerians cannot even fathom what and what is there, undiscovered.
2) What is 9jabook dot com?
Much ado about originalilty: so I landed on 9jabook.com and I thought its quite cool. I looked for info about what was new that we haven’t seen before. Here is what they(9jabook) have to say:
What is 9jabook?
this is the network of choice
When you create a 9jabook login, you can also add a set of basic details and your photo to your 9jabook account. . It also enables you to keep track of your friends and messages .
My search for ‘more information’ brought me to their login page, with these ‘9ja’ style kinda terms and conditions:
3) Dear 9jabook:
– what if I’m a foreigner married to a Nigerian and I don’t know the definition of jamgbajantis? I believe the correct spelling should be jagbajantis.
4) What is a/an soxl network? And please, if this is considered as new information that I’m unaware of, kindly educate me on this one: What is a soxl network?
My, O my, 9jabook’s ‘terms of service’ congratulates me for registering on Ning, a free online service……..
Updated: February 2006
Thank you for registering on Ning, a free online service for creating your own Social Networks.
These terms of service covers your use of the Ning service for creating and enjoying Social Networks on the Ning Platform.
By registering with Ning, creating, or using Social Networks built on Ning, Inc. (“Ning” or “us”), you are agreeing to these terms of service (“Terms of Service” or “Terms”).
Description & Definitions
Ning offers a platform for creating your own Social Networks (“Platform”). Our lawyers want us to define some other terms as well, so here it goes:
Social Networks or Networks
are comprised of Code and Content. Networks are created by Users or by us and provided, through the use of the Ning Platform, for Users to connect with other Users online. Social Networks include features such as User profiles, friends, comments, recommendations, forums, photo sharing, video sharing, reviews, ratings, people matching, and events, among others.
read on here
Phew, theres no information provided for people just looking around, as every link here and there redirects to the login/registration page. I can understand: in Nigeria, nothing is free, and yet ‘we’ want customers.
I think this is the bane of Nigerian oriented ideas.
5) kini big deal 9jabook?
Each user gets equal share of 49 percent of site Profits. To activate invite 5 unique people, 5people ! You have to make them your friends .They must not be people you met on 9jabook.and they must have a valid photo ID on their profile.You also get one advert credit when you join and that is not all ! U get a share of other 9jabook sites see below and your own free website……….