How @Gidi_Traffic can become the Siri of Nigeria

@Gidi_Traffic pls where is Debonairs pizza located?

These are the kind of messages that @Gidi_Traffic gets these days. And why do people actually tweet this kind of stuff to @Gidi_traffic ? at my last count, @Gidi_Traffic has 26,558 followers on Twitter. And most people who tweet this stuff actually are trying to leverage on the network effects and influence that @Gidi_traffic wields, i.e. even if @Gidi_Traffic doesnt know the answer to the questions asked, once its retweeted by @Gidi_Traffic, one of his followers would actually know the answer.

@Gidi_Traffic can become the Siri of Nigeria by doing the following:

1. Retweeting “so-called” unrelated traffic tweets, which would be seen by all his followers and most likely get a correct response.

2. Tweeting those questions asked to people most likely to answer them correctly e.g. crime related tweets to the twitter handle of the Nigerian police, i.e. if they really use Twitter.

3. Biz model: going off Twitter and building a standalone site with Twitter API and allowing people tweet at it and have businesses pay  to have access to those tweets and provide answers/solutions to those tweets. For example, I am hungry and feel like eating pizza, I tweet at @Gidi_Traffic “I feel like having a pizza”, someone who is in charge of the social media handle of Debonairs see’s that tweet, responds to me and I order the pizza from Debonairs. @Gidi_Traffic gets his commission, Debonairs gets a sale and I am no longer hungry and everyone lives happily ever after.

P.S: Anyone can actually become a human-powered Nigerian Siri, not just @Gidi_traffic, the only snag is that you must have loads and loads of followers, i.e. you should be an influencer on Twitter.


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