“œAfrica‘s talking, are you?“ Afrigator launched moments ago a new product called Gatorpeeps. It was unveiled at BarCamp Nigeria where one of the Afrigator founders, Justin Hartman, is delivering a keynote. Gatorpeeps seems to be a micro blogging service closely modeled off the hugely popular Twitter. (@replies, 140 characters, following)
Gatorpeeps also groups similar posts in ‘communities’ using hash tag functionality – For example you can follow all Gatorpeeps ‘tweets’ (someone coin a phrase, quick) for BarCamp Nigeria here. Internet strategist Jason Bagley had this to say
Gatorpeeps is a Twitter for Africans so to speak. Will be interesting to watch its adoption rate amongst the Afrigator community. Success seems to be the norm with all Afrigator products, but will Gatorpeeps fly? Only time and user adoption will tell.
UPDATE – Afrigator co-founder Mike Stopforth just blogged about Gatorpeeps
Gatorpeeps is a micro-blogging platform, not unlike Twitter or Pownce (which died), that makes it really easy for existing Afrigator users to connect with other Afrigator users in 140 characters or less, and with all the other cool functionality you‘ve come to expect from a micro-blogging platform.
Secondly I can guarantee that Gatorpeeps will either be a huge success or a bit of a flop. And that depends entirely on you, who have supported us so faithfully until now as we evolve this little beast of ours into something really useful, valuable and meaningful to you and the rest of Africa‘s digital citizens. Help us make it a success by giving it a go and sending us feedback like you always do.