Karachi Metroblog on Twitter

twitter.pngThere are so many web products being launched on a daily basis that it becomes mind boggling to filter through the good and the bad. Twitter is most definitely not a new name to the Internet and has continued to capture the imagination of millions of mobile and Internet users around the globe. Quite surprisingly it is fully available in Pakistan but has not yet captured the zipping fingers of our SMS crazy nation.

Twitter is new social network that integrates mobile phones with the web. It is a way for keeping in touch with your friends no matter where you are or what you are doing, if you have a mobile phone you can update your current status by simply sending an SMS and literally all your friends will get updated with your message. You can also subscribe to a number of news alerts and they will be sent to you for free. Head over to my blog to read a more detailed explanation about Twitter in Pakistan

I have taken the liberty of creating a few news channels for Pakistan and more importantly a channel for Karachi Metroblog which will alert you on your mobile phone as soon as a new post appears here.

Join the Karachi Metroblog Twitter profile at http://twitter.com/KMB to be kept updated

Some other news channels that have been created and will be of interest to our readers are as follows

Karachi Metrobloghttp://twitter.com/KMB
Lahore Metrobloghttp://twitter.com/LMB
Islamabad Metroblog http://twitter.com/IMB
GeoNewshttp://twitter.com/GeoNews
DawnNewshttp://twitter.com/DawnNews
Janghttp://twitter.com/Jang
Teeth Maestrohttp://twitter.com/teeth

These following Twitters Channels are not yet associated with any feed but I hope to engage these feed to provide updated information on happenings in the city. Sending an email to the corresponding address will reach me and I will try to ensure that spam does not filter through this channel and is limited to the happenings of the city

Karachi http://twitter.com/Karachi Karachi/bloggers.pk
Lahorehttp://twitter.com/Lahore Lahore/bloggers.pk
Islamabad http://twitter.com/Islamabad Islamabad/bloggers.pk
(replace the forward slash for the @ sign)

Lets see Pakistan dominate the twitter world

18 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    I wonder you got Admission at Adamjee Science College in pre-medical group by mistake? :-)


  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 10:46 am

    Can someone please send me JOOST invitation?-thanks


  3. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 11:23 am

    If ure in Pak, how do u plan to make it work Adnan? (btw, as far as i know, unlimited invites are now reserved to the few early testers. The new one’s get 3 invites each)

    Put your name on the waiting list, it takes about 45 days (They are supposed to send new invites mid june).

    Or you can try this:

    http://www.rotorblog.com/2007/05/04/get-joost-invitation-from-rotorblogcom/

    (I cant vouch for em though)

    OR the best way imo is to go fish on the neowin forums, best way to get invites :).

    What are you doing? :P


  4. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 11:27 am

    Forgot to mention

    http://www.joostswap.com/

    You can barter an invite for another beta, but most will sell u one for around $10.


  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 11:44 am

    rotorblog.com

    hope it’s not fake? I remember when orkut was in ‘Invite only’ mode, several naughty guys made websites and asked users to subscribe their emails which later become reason for spamming.


    If ure in Pak, how do u plan to make it work Adnan?

    sorry, I didn’t understand your question? why will it not work in Pak?


  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    Speaking of technology and then Karachi. I would like to share the product made by our very ancient reader Farhan or Schwalf? Go to url:

    tinyurl.com/yws5dd

    He has uploaded the video as well for the better understanding of his project. All I can say, WOW!

    Farhan did tell me about the project few weeks back. Sorry farhan I couldn’t keep this in my “pait” after reading the blog entry about the project. Once again,well done!


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    s/weeks/days :-). I just checked the date in my blog :-)


  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    I think his project should have a seprate entry on KMB. When Imtiaz can highlite my little effort on this blog then farhan’s work is infinite times bigger than mine.

    sorry for comments spam :-)


  9. Ahmed (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    if anyone is looking for a joost account send me your email address at http://cyberizen.blogspot.com/2007/05/joost-first-impressions.html


  10. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

    I meant if ure in Pak, the constrained bandwith will make joost unpleasent.

    Even SD doesnt always stream well on my 256 WC, anything less will just be more painfull.

    —-

    As I said, I cant vouch for them.

    Prefer not to give out my e-mail ad’s unless absolutely necessary, we all get enough spam as it is :). (+ no one wants to be a target of a phishing scam).

    Good use of time by your friend. Gl with it.

    Google earth now offers the ability for “User Mapping” i.e you can help expand their maps by marking landmarks & inputting roadnames add’s.

    Hopefully enough ppl contribute to it to make the maps “usable” (i.e on the go).

    Oh btw, he was connected right??


  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    ahmed bhai, sending personal email in ‘Comments’ Section? :-). Many here who disagree with me might invade my inbox sooner or later :> *kidding*

    @RM: office ka tu network hay na :-). Waise bhe, I have tried youtube on dialup and it doesn’t take much time if you are getting downloding speed at 4k/sec

    The guy himself is one of KMB reader, he might like to explain more. Offcourse he was connected! :-)


  12. Lies (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 3:45 pm
  13. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    Haha @ the e-mail addy.

    Smart Boy! :P

    I would’ve thought joost would be NSFW!

    Oh well, Boss key macro! :P.

    & there u go LIES saves the day!.

    (u could always get to ahmed via his blogger acc).


  14. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    Red_Munk, Adnan Siddiqui & Ahmed can I request you to stay ON-TOPIC please. Thank you as this is not a technology related forum ;)


  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    Sorry Dantoun waly bhai but mufta k justajo track se hatna par majboor kardeti hey:d. Now no more Joost posts =)

    this is not a technology related forum ;)

    But this post is about a technology called twitter :D

    @Lies: Atleast I can trust OM Malik though ! =). Form submitted!….. guess what!. I just got invitation and can use Joost now!

    Red_Munk, you speak like ‘Rabart’ :D


  16. Sufi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    Adnan, where do you want the invitation of joost to be sent?


  17. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    Dear sufi,

    doctor bhai se kia huwa wada torna paray ga :D. the URL given by LIES was easiest way to get invitation. I filled up the form at Om malik’s website and got early tester link in my email. Thanks anyway :-)


  18. bibi (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 7:40 am

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