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The Beginner’s Guide to TweetDeck

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TweetDeck’s development path might look more like a roller coaster than the typical incline, but it’s for good reason. After Twitter bought the app in 2011, TweetDeck pulled support for various social networks — most recently Facebook — and dropped its mobile apps in order to focus on its core purpose in desktop form: Twitter.

Social media managers and casual tweeters alike can benefit from TweetDeck’s organizational tools, such as customizable columns, multiple account toggling and scheduling. With a modern, clean design and automatically refreshing feeds, TweetDeck’s utility comes in its simplicity and ease in setting up.

Here’s how to get started on TweetDeck. Soon your personal and professional Twitter troubles will be long gone.

Setting Up:

Instead of connecting via Twitter.com, you’ll need to download the app and create a separate TweetDeck account. You’ll be able to connect Twitter accounts from there.

Then, decide if the Chrome web app or the Windows or Mac desktop apps suit your style.

Connect as many Twitter accounts as you’d like through Settings, located in the left sidebar. However, make sure you’re aware of which account you set as your default to avoid accidentally brunch tweeting from your company’s official account.

If you hate scrolling up your feed for the latest tweets, TweetDeck can do that for you. For an automatically updating feed, make sure to check the “Stream tweets in real time” setting under the General section.

Also in Settings, you can make TweetDeck even more easy on the eyes with appearance options: light and dark color schemes; larger or smaller font sizes; and wider or thinner columns.

Customizing Columns:

TweetDeck’s columns are key to getting what you want out of Twitter. Need to follow an event? There’s a column for that. Use your DM inbox like a second iMessage account? There’s a column for that.

Add separate feeds for your timeline, interactions, activity, scheduled tweets, messages, etc. through the “Add Column” button in the left sidebar. Once you’ve clicked on the type of column, select which account you’d like to see, and your column is ready.

Twitter is more than a timeline of users you follow. TweetDeck’s columns make sense of Twitter’s lists that have perplexed so many for so long. Out of sight, out of mind on Twitter.com, TweetDeck can pull lists you’re on or subscribed to into their own columns, placed right next to your regular information feeds. Curate lists around your interests, office, events or things that generally get hidden on your main feed.

The arrow at the right of a column’s header opens up column filtering options to maximize the quality of information. For example, narrowing a column or search (via the left sidebar) down to links and media-only tweets from verified users — parameters which may prove helpful during breaking news.

The search function also comes in handy during Twitter chats or other instances when you’re closely following a hashtag, such as during conferences, TV shows and even weddings.

If you’ve tried any TweetDeck competitors, you will notice that TweetDeck is missing HootSuite’s streams and tabs, which make it easy to separate multiple accounts. But with TweetDeck’s easy and quick scrolling, switching between streams and creating columns make up for it.

The columns have tiny numbers in the top left of the header bar; type those numbers to hop from column to column sans scrolling.

Tweeting and Scheduling:

While column layout is important, there would be no point to an excellently curated layout if you couldn’t jump in on the conversations you so cleanly organized.

In the recently updated left sidebar, you can preview added images, get auto-fill suggestions for hashtags and handles, and automatically shorten links, no Bitly required.

Replying to tweets is simple, and will open up a box within the column you’re in. If you’d like to reply to multiple users, even if they’re not in the same conversation, click the reply arrow on the separate tweets and the handles will appear in the original compose field you have opened.

The scheduling field has a quick calendar view with timestamps, streamlining tweeting for the busy social media manager or normal user who wants to tweet jokes at more convenient times.

TweetDeck is a no-fuss web and desktop Twitter client, and it will make any tweeter’s experience easier and more organized, for work and play.

TweetDeck’s tweeting experience is as neatly and easily modified as its columns.

Source: Mashable

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UCC launches free Wi-Fi hotspot project

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UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo.

By BigEyeUG Team
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) has launched a Wi-Fi hotspot project covering five border posts across the country.

The project, to be implemented by Blue Crane Communications Limited, an Internet Service Provider, will provide broadband services at the five border posts of Mutukula (Kyotera); Vurra (Arua); Malaba (Tororo); Elegu (Amuru); Bunagana (Kisoro).

Launching the project at the UCC head office on Wednesday, UCC Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, who was flanked by the Director RCDF Nyombi Thembo, said the project aims to provide connectivity in transit areas to facilitate business and support the fight against COVID-19.

Mr George Waigumbulizi, a Director at Blue Crane, said his company would deliver a bandwidth capacity of 5Mbps per user at the selected sites.

Being in line with the RCDF Phase III Guidelines that prioritise broadband connectivity and access, the Wi-Fi hotspot project will enable the public in the beneficiary areas to access free and reliable internet connectivity.

This intervention is also informed by the National Broadband Policy, which seeks to promote broadband coverage across the country. The policy defines broadband for Uganda as robust connectivity that is affordable, reliable and delivers a minimum of 5Mbps to the user for applications, content and services.

In targeting border towns, UCC/RCDF recognised that people in transit areas have unique communication needs that can be addressed through access to public Wi-Fi hotspots as long as they own a Wi-Fi capable device. Wi-Fi in such locations is even more suitable and convenient because it doesn’t require a SIM card or existence of a subscription relationship with a service provider.

Through this project, the Commission will also be able to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 by addressing the communication needs of people transiting through the said border posts, some of which have been identified by the Ministry of Health as hotspots in the fight against the pandemic.

By providing free broadband service, it is believed that the experience will spur market demand among the local user population, and eventually drive uptake of broadband services in these areas.

The project also aims to increase the number of ICT devices such as computers and smartphones in the area, as well as encourage digital literacy, thereby reducing the digital divide.

Besides improved social services, the selected areas are expected to experience the ease of doing business through e-commerce and e-government services, thus contributing to social-economic transformation.

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MTN at the forefront of Uganda’s Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Somdev Sen, The Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda

Somdev Sen, The Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution commonly referred to as 4IR or Industry 4.0 has been a buzz phrase for many across the world for quite some time. With over 20 years of telecom experience in Asia and Africa, Somdev Sen, the Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Uganda sheds more light on the concept.

Although it is a buzz phrase for many in the developed part of the world, for a country like Uganda, a lot of the 4IR concepts may seem to be too farfetched. However, it is a necessity that we all should work towards achieving.

With 4IR, humanity will be able to bridge the gap between the physical, the digital and the biological as concepts like the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, technologies like robotics, 3D printing, quantum computing will become a way of daily life.

However for this to happen, there is a great need for high speed internet connectivity. The world is already moving to a whole new ball game of ‘latency’ through the adoption of 5G technology.

Early this year, MTN Uganda hosted a successful 5G trial showcase that was the first of its kind in East Africa but according to Sen, that is of no consequence unless it finds relevance, practicality, and commercial viability within its end users.

Sen observes that the National Broadband policy will ease Uganda’s journey to her own 4IR.

“I believe the government’s broadband policy will pave the way of Uganda’s journey towards its own 4IR. Our responsibility as the leading Telecom and Technology Company is therefore to align to this vision and work with the government and the people of Uganda at large to convert it into reality,” Sen says.

He further adds that as the leading telecom service provider of this country, MTN not only sits at the helm of the technology delivery but also has a responsibility of making the technology relevant and affordable to the common people of Uganda.

He however notes that MTN cannot do it alone. “Every stakeholder must jump onto the band wagon. Regulators must encourage policies that are robust and friendly towards both customers, and Technology Service Providers. Revenue authorities must objectively evaluate existing tax regimes to eliminate possible bottlenecks, especially in the Data and Mobile money space,” says Sen.

He notes that MTN’s vision is to support all these stakeholders and work with them to deliver a bold new digital world to all their customers.

“With our robust 3G and 4G network rollout plan across the country, with our already existing largest fibre footprint, we are building a strong future focused high-speed connectivity infrastructure in Uganda,” Sen says.

As MTN we have a big role to play. We have to embrace it and lead the way to Uganda’s very own 4th Industrial revolution by providing the best telecommunications network and digital services, and solutions that are relevant, affordable and customized for the specific needs of Uganda.



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Madrat & Chiko bag multi-million deal with Tecno Mobile

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By BigEyeUg Team

As Tecno Mobile celebrates its 12th anniversary, Uganda’s comic duo Madrat & Chiko are to eat big in this campaign.

Madrat and Chiko are to run an ambassadorial role for Tecno Mobile phones throughout its ongoing campaign ‘Tecno At 12Yrs’.

The duo is championing a campaign where one is can purchase any Tecno phone at a discounted price and stand a chance to win prizes.

The campaign is valid from 1st-31st August 2020 as Tecno Mobile celebrates 12years in the business.

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Magic1 TV Management denies owning replica channel ‘MAGIC 1HD’ on StarTimes

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Renowned Uganda’s entertainment TV channel, Magic1 management has opened up on the issue of owning a rather similar channel dubbed ‘MAGIC 1HD’ on StarTimes digital platform.

In a statement released regarding the change of Magic1 TV via StarTimes pay TV platform, the management of Magic1 TV which is a subsidiary channel of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is aware of the replica channel known as (MAGIC 1HD).

The management has noticed that MAGIC 1HD has replaced UBC’s original channel known as ‘Magic1’ TV on channel 242 via Star Times Pay TV platform and caused confusion among its stakeholders.

Therefore, ‘Magic1 TV’ is not legally responsible for Magic 1HD channel as portrayed by Star Times.

The official channel that is registered by UCC under Uganda Broadcasting Corporation is Magic1 TV is carried on channel 820 on Go TV and channel 36 on free to air decorders.

In no event shall Magic1 TV be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract or other tort, arising out of connection with the use of the services of Magic 1HD.

In this matter, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation is in touch with Uganda Communications Commission to resolve this matter with Star Times as soon as possible.

Here is the official statement;

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