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Jack Dorsey (Twitter) – Repping the Nigerian people since 1960

by Okechukwu Liberty

Jack Dorsey (Twitter) – Repping the Nigerian people since 1960

Brief biography:

Jack Dorsey (co-founder and CEO of Twitter), was born (November 19, 1976) and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Tim and Marcia (née Smith) Dorsey. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent.  He came up with the idea that eventually became Twitter while studying at NYU (New York University).

Jack Dorsey

CEO of Twitter Inc. Jack Dorsey.

Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006 and launched in July of that year. By 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day.

Twitter’s influence on the Nigerian. 

Every Nigerian on social media understands the role of Twitter on the issues that affected the nation. Whether it be economic issues, tribal affairs, international affairs, political restructuring, and the evolution of a better Nigeria, Twitter has an important role to play in the dispersion of vital, covered, or transformative information. 

Definitive Roles played by Twitter, Nigeria:
  • The platform has provided millions of Nigerians the opportunity to air their voices, views, and dissatisfaction in a way that’ll be heard locally and internationally. 
  • Twitter is an SOS platform where Nigerians can call for help. Citing the #BringBackOurGirls campaign trends as a vivid example. The campaign even drew the attention of Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the USA. 
Michealle Obama

Michelle Obama on the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

  • Twitter does not compromise. During a period where millions of Nigerians were crying out about the alleged wrongful acts done to the youth on the 20th of October 2020, Twitter was the major platform that spearheaded the #lekkimassacre trends in order to provide Nigerians and the rest of the world a clear picture of the recent happenings. 
  • The recent reforms and gradual transformation of the Police Force of Nigeria show that Twitter plays a transformative role in Nigerian society. The #Endsars campaign is worthy of mention. 

#EndSars campaign

Jack of all Nigerians

Jack has never hidden his admiration for the Nigerian people. In his last visit to the nation, he posted on his official Twitter handle – “So grateful to finally be in Nigeria,” 

While other social media handles tried to bring about a limit to how much information was spread in relation to affecting the nation, Jack Dorsey stood tall and unrelenting.

The official motto of Twitter clearly states their objectives and the manner through which they carry them out.

The mission we serve as Twitter, Inc. is to give everyone (Nigerians) the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers.


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