The Mistakes Many Authors, Business Companies, And Online Book Sellers Do On Twitter

Bad marketing strategies on Twitter

Twitter is for success but bad marketing strategies can affect your business on Twitter

Twitter, one of the giants social media offers a variety of services to entrepreneurs, businessmen, including authors and online book publishers and sellers.

Once interested in someone’s product, books or like the activities of a particular organization that may attract the person to follow you.

It seems to some people that gaining thousands of Twitter followers mean success, dignity, respect and the flourishing of business which may give them probably the recognition they are looking for.

Unfortunately, some authors and booksellers follow other authors just to increase the number of their followers then later unfollow them.

These kinds of tricks are bad marketing strategies which can affect you as an author or your business, depending how long you are using such unproductive cheating game as a marketing strategy.

An author I was interested in and therefore featured his books on my blog did the same and I cancelled the idea of buying his book. I used that money to buy another book of an author we are not following each other on Twitter.

Many times people use the word ‘Common sense,’ I think ‘sense’ is not common. One needs to be very sincere, intelligent, and investigative to know that he is causing his own downfall.

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Investment In Africa: Why Do You Fear If It Has All The Resources To Make You Smile?

Invest in Africa as a businessman without regrets

Investment in Africa is the best tool to save America, Europe, and Africa’s economies from collapsing: All the resources are available, what are you waiting for?

As an African living in Europe for years, I have noticed the fear in many entrepreneurs and businessmen to invest in Africa, despite the continent’s vast natural resources including diamonds, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum and cocoa beans, cocoa, woods and tropical fruits etc.

There are reasons many fear. Firstly,  why Africa remains one of the poorest continents despite all those rich resources, and secondly, is it safe to invest in Africa due to corruption and political risk? Some years back China and India were seen as two unsafe countries to invest due to the same reasons.

Today, nobody expected the growth that China and India have experienced within the last few years. I have said over and over that the media plays a significant role in every society but the same media discourage entrepreneurs and businessmen from investing in Africa because of the negative articles they write about the continent, yet gun-related crimes and violence are taking its toll on societies in Europe and America.

Would you like me to lead you to establish your business in Africa?

As a well known African journalist, also in Belgium, I have the knowledge over the spectrum of businesses in certain African countries I have lived. They are Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Gambia. Since these countries stand as an enormous opportunity for businessmen and entrepreneurs, I can assist you through the right channels to get your business registered and established.

I started this project a year ago after I was confronted by  questions like: What should I do to convince people that Africa is safe and ripe for investment? What should I do to lift the image of Africa? And finally, what should I do to make Africa not only the best continent for tourism but a mega-global business center for all businessmen from every part of the world?

The export and import trades are booming in Africa and every day tons of raw materials, including cocoa beans, arrive on the shores of Europe and America for your cocoa beverages, drinks, chocolates and body creams. Why do you fear to invest in Africa?

In regards to any significant information or questions, you are free to contact me via the contact point on my blog and also if you need my telephone number in Belgium. I am also available on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Amazon: http://goo.gl/80f4WY

Contact: https://joelsavage1.wordpress.com/contact/

Get Rid Of The Passion Of The Love For Mobile Phones And Dangers We Often Ignore For Good

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Luxury mobile phones often give us worries when they get missing

As the world, environment, life, and society rapidly change the creation of technology also changes, bombarding us with amenities of luxury and comfort of life in the fields of science, industrial arts, engineering, and electronics.

The humpback television many are using is gradually fading away giving room to what is now known as flat screens. Above all, to make communication easier, facilitate and enhance the business world, mobile or cell phones have become a very important part of our daily lives today.

In the city, at airports, shopping centers, and mobile phone shops, the sight of beautifully designed multi-brands of phones act like a powerful magnet pulling us into the shops either to feed our curiosity or forced us to change our phones, even though you are using one of the best phones in the world.

In today’s society, it is very difficult to live without a cell phone as most of our work is done using cell phones. Cell phones have made life simple, traveling and  communication in business easier, through text messages, browsing the internet, reading the weather and e-mail.

However, it seems our passion many times takes possession of our heart and steals our mind and concentration. Many often ignore the idiom ‘Cut your coat according to your cloth.’ They often buy expensive cell phones. Just imagine losing a phone that costs 850 between 1500 Euros. This can give you sleepless nights for over a month.

Due to often stealing and loss of cell phones new security measures are being introduced to trace a lost cell phones but not every lost phone is recovered because some are experts in decoding and changing built in security codes for the ‘new owner.’

Another sad part of the passion of cell phones is losing concentration when engaged. Not too long in Antwerp, a woman whose mobile phone has stolen her concentration was killed by a passing tram. This could easily be avoided. Many carelessly ignore the dangers surrounding them when actively engaged.

You often see them, texting and driving at the same time. I have seen many especially, teen girls on bicycle texting. The birth of technology doesn’t only help to make life easier and beautiful but also demands safety and carefulness to enjoy them for a very long time.

Be More Cautious As Advanced Online Frauds Sometimes Get The People They Target

Online fraud

Online fraud is skyrocketing avoid being a victim

Internet fraud is rapidly increasing like a bush fire in the dry season without ceasing because the perpetrators behind often get those they target. 

I receive a lot every week but I make selections before publishing, for my followers and readers to know how fraudsters are using the advantage of the birth of modern technology to create documents, banners and logos, with the intention to cheat or defraud.

Below is a mail sometimes one may find it hard to detect that its purpose is to harm you. Click to view documents takes you to a Google page demanding your e-mail and password.

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You have a new GoogleDrive document sent to you by Philomena Ifebhor

Sign in with your email to view VIEW DOCUMENTS

– The Google App Team

© 2016 google

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The information transmitted is intended solely for the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, re transmission, dissemination or other use of or taking action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited.If you have received this email in error please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer. As a recipient of this email, you are responsible for screening its contents and the contents of any attachments for the presence of viruses. No liability is accepted for any damages caused by any virus transmitted by this email.

The Information Contained and transmitted by this E-MAIL is proprietary to International Energy Insurance Plc and/or its Customer and it is intended for use only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged, confidential or exempt from a disclosure under applicable law. if this is a forwarded message, the content of this E-MAIL may not have been sent with authority of the Company.

IEI shall not be liable for any mails sent without due authorization or through unauthorized access. If you are not intended recipient, an agent of the intended recipient or a person responsible for delivering the information to the named recipient, you are notified that any use, distribution, transmission,printing,copying or dissemination of this information in any way or in any manner is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete this mail and notify us immediately at info@ieiplc.com .

Microsoft Takes Over LinkedIn At $26.2 Billion

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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft on Monday announced it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for a whopping sum of $26 billion — or $196 per share, in cash. The transactions, the companies say, has already been approved by both boards.

As part of the agreement, LinkedIn will get to keep its branding, and will become part of Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn and now report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. In a statement, Nadella said: The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals.

Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet. LinkedIn has over 430M members on its network. LinkedIn’s purchase marks Microsoft’s 196th acquisition of another company — it is incidentally also it’s most expensive purchase. Four years ago, Weiner laughed at the idea of a Microsoft buyout.

According to Bloomberg, LinkedIn shares surged 49 percent in premarket trading in New York to $194.63. Microsoft fell 3.7 percent to $49.60.

Such Mail Isn’t From LinkedIn: Hackers Want To Steal Your Personal Information

Office 2LinkedIn, one of the world’s largest professional networks

No matter how good ‘yester-years’ were in terms of communication, business, employment, political activities, and marketing, it can’t be compared to today’s influence and effectiveness of the social media.

Yet the social media harbors all sorts of crimes and frauds, including identity and credit cards theft and ‘hacking,’ often tricking people into doing something dangerous which may either harm your computer or the revealing of personal information, for example, passwords, credit cards, and personal information.

Despite the fight against internet crime, the culprits involved are not slowing down. They always come out with new ideas just to steal or get your personal information to steal. Online, they use fake letter heads of many social media, including Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc, with the intention to defraud.

Below is a fake mail someone may think comes from LinkedIn. Some people easily fall victims to such frauds before they realize they have made a big mistake.

Good morning,

We found a situation on your profile today, please view complete message……..This message is sent via HTML click here to view. We request you to log in and update your profile.

Thanks,

Bennett, Andrew

LinkedIn Corporation

LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, California, USA, and LinkedIn Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, October 23, 2014

 OR BY MAIL at:

 For Members in the United States:

LinkedIn Corporation

Attn: Agreement Matters (Legal)

2029 Stierlin Court

Mountain View CA 94043

USA

Suggestion:  Always be careful. If you are not sure where the mail comes from, don’t respond, contact ‘Support’ of the social media the mail came from.

Ghana Needs Underground Drainage System To Boost Its Tourism Industry

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A car lies in a water trench that washed away after heavy rain near a gas station explosion in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed scores of people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)

If the Ghanaian government really wants the country to be one of the best tourists destination countries in the world, then the country should consider embarking on building an underground drainage system, because the much-opened sewage in the country produce horrific odours which prevent tourists from visiting the country.

Almost six decades after Ghana attained independence, developments in the country are very slow and the drainage systems are poor giving rise to malaria and other diseases.

Anyone that visits Ghana has a wonderful story to tell about the friendly people and delicious meals, but the stench that emanates from opened gutters changes the taste of the story to bitterness.

Normally such ugly scenes shouldn’t be something to be seen in the city, but opened sewage are everywhere throughout the city of Accra. Just going round the famous Makola market will put you off to visit Ghana again as a tourist.

It’s very sad that for ages the Ghana government depends on the exportation of raw materials such as farm products and minerals to support the economy. But the revenues from Ghana’s import is not helping the country very much.

Firstly, unseen corruption is daily eating into Ghana’s coffers and the price of commodities given by foreign trade partners is very poor. Without any means to generate effective taxation, the Ghana Ports Authority taxation on commodities brought into the country from foreign countries is higher than the purchased price.

This is completely insane but since there are no means to generate tax apart from exports, the Ghanaian government continues to ignore the ‘Cry of the sufferers’ at the ports to tax foreign goods such as vehicles over two hundred percent high. Many are asking if it worth to bring a vehicle from overseas into the country.

Proper sanitation facilities and underground drainage system will not only increase Ghana’s revenue in tourism but also reduce the high rate of malaria infection.

Yet there are many African countries, including Ivory Coast, making great revenue from tourism because of its well-planned waste disposal and drainage systems. The city of Abidjan can be compared to a city in Europe, because of its underground drainage system. Ghana could have been a great tourist center but poor sanitation and drainage facilities prevent thousands of tourist yearly to visit the country.

On many occasions during heavy floods, people are carried away, but constructing underground drainage to save the lives of people or to increase revenue in tourism industry hasn’t been an issue of concern to the Ghanaian government, yet the government is among other five African head of States, a case study in Europe has discovered are in corruption deal involving trade mis-invoicing, costing Ghana billions of dollars in lost revenue. The link: https://goo.gl/EAHNKc .