The top five (in no particular order) shouldn't surprise you:
Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Youtube.
Also in the top twenty-five are (I didn't write a tally or anything, but each of these sites appeared in about 10 of 75 students' lists):
- Wikipedia, Amazon, Yahoomail, Gmail, Wordpress (they recently created a wordpress class blog).
- Tumblr, Instagram, Skype, Goal, Dictionary.
- Tubidy, 4shared, KAT.ph, PirateBay, waptrick.
- TooXclusive, NotJustOK (local music blogs), KhanAcademy (they were assigned this in class), their university site (variations on the URL, the address should be made more catchy and short I guess), CircuitAtlantic (shopping).
|Nigerian Entertainment and Music News|
mp3skull, mediaTVzone, hulkshare, Beemp3.
Answers.com, Wikihow, The course website, the class blog...
CNN, BBC, Ask.com, Bing.
BellaNaija, LindaIkeji, Nairaland, Naijapals.
Nairabet, ESPN, Livescores, CNET.
Forbes, Fortune, EOnline, 2go.
Bookboon, Jumia, Konga, Ebay,
FlyAero, ArikOnline, Wakanow, GSMArena,
Blogger/Blogspot, GTbank, downloads.nl
They also seem to be interested in
British Football Clubs: manutd, chelseafc, arsenal
Naruto and other manga: narutoget, mangacentral, mangafox, ...
Games and gaming: ign, specific MMORPG games
Pornography: I honestly forgot site names
|Some massively multiplayer online role-playing game called Dragonball|
FOREX trading, work, and money: Naira4dollar, freelancer, babypips, forextrading ...
Engineering and school: allaboutcircuits, javatutorials, udemy, codeacademy, sagemath (assigned in class), mathematical,
Philosophy: philosophyquotes, EncyclopediaOfPhilosophy,
Fashion: asos, topman, ...
Mainstream media: Punch, Vanguard, Sun (all confusing URLs), Aljazeera,
University/Tween news: CampusHeatHQ
Bible and Church: Bible, Pastor Chris, this church or that...
More downloads, football, and social networks: flashscore, badoo
This data is important because, well, one wonders what the young ones are up to. The popular youth-targeted online properties in Nigeria seem to appeal to the about-30 crowd, not so much to the tweens.
These students are quite alike. Amazing how they use much the same words to describe sites, e.g.
Google: find "anything in the whole world", "if it's not on google, it's not a question." They're in awe of google.
Skype is not so much a video chat application as a collection of friends to stay in touch with.
Facebook allows you to share different types of things e.g. pics, videos.
Wikipedia is useful for "history", or it's "a search engine."
Twitter is for your "thoughts" or "feelings," but sometimes for news and celebrities.
CircuitAtlantic delivers to you in Nigeria.
Jumia and Konga are Nigerian e-commerce sites.
Then they mis-spell Zuckerberg, murder Sergey Brin, and mangle Bezos.
Fewer girls than I thought - 13 of 75 is not even 20%.
The girls don't have as many fashion sites as the boys have football sites.
The students are into their games, cartoons, and animateds.
Hmm, they're not getting enough homework obviously :)
They have freelancer but not jobberman? So gigs over jobs?
They're on tooXclusive more than notjustOK?
This is not the bellanaija crowd, leave that to the staff.
I'd never even heard of naruto. Or circuitatlantic. Never heard of tubidy or udemy.
|Oh OK, which of them is Naruto then?|
BTW, some of the kids are watching me online. Hi.
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