If you’re not on Afrigator, you’re not on the Continent

Take a bow Justin Hartman and the rest of the Afrigator crew!  Great site, great feel, constantly improving. Superb.
A few weeks back I got invited to Gatorpeeps by Stii via a tweet dialog that we had.  Didn’t know much about it but dived right in.  What a great surprise.  Although I only have 10 followers and less than 100 peeps, I found the community  humble, friendly and relaxed.  What a pleasure.

It reminded me of the pre-Internet days when everyone on a BBS at the slow end of a 9600Baud Hayes (in)compatible modem was just there to help each other out.  No showboating, no egos, just people interacting with people.  It felt good then.  And it feels good again.

So what’s wrong with twitter?  Nothing.  But these are local folk with local perspectives which makes it easier to relate to and quicker to build relationships.  Hey, I’m certainly not a big mate of any of my followers but it feels comfortable and that says a lot about what Afrigator is doing right.

I’ve met some remarkable people in the last few weeks.  Here’s just a few of them.

@ashraf runs a super cool football fanzine.  Why go hunting for footie gossip when I get a peep feed .

@aegjung is an interesting combination of Afrikaner philosphy and culture and alternative views of things.

@cntombela has a another great footie blog with local flavor too.

@justinhartman is the open face behind Afrigator but his blog is a lot wider than his job

@robertbravery gives me a quick daily dose of web content/tech knowledge.  Short and sweet.

@stii is a developer supreme at Afrigator and his blog is a mixture of developer experiences and observations.

Go on, get your blog onto Afrigator and start peeping.  You’ll be surprised how many people like you are out there.

Like I said … if you ain’t on the gator, you ain’t in africa.