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As the internet increasingly becomes a platform for socialization driven by content and applications, Young Nigerian developers and startup owners like Christopher Columbus are positioning themselves for global competitiveness and relevance which is highly commendable.

Recently on Guardian newspaper and also on Daily Champion newpaper, I read about Varpal-a social platform for local, international and social connection for Nigerians that allows you share ideas socially with your pals. This platform is fast becoming the leading social network focused for Nigerian Universities and Higher Education Community.

Christopher Columbus,CEO Varpal.com

Varpal developed by a 20 year old Nigerian student Christopher Columbus of Ebonyi State University was launched on 7th of April 2012 with high aesthetic value and functionality ,already has over 20,000 active users as disclosed to us by Christopher.

Christopher pointed out that his platform is way simpler to use than other popular social networking sites’’ Varpal is very useful to the youths, students, married folks and even the aged. Companies, schools, organizations etc can as well utilize the growing population of users in Varpal to promote their businesses through the creation of pages and timelines’’ Christopher Columbus,CEO at Varpal.

Varpal offers you the following experience:

•        Social Discussion

•        Pictures, Videos and links sharing

•        News feeds on latest gossips in Nigeria

•        Musics and the-likes

•        Brain teasing quizzes and jokes

•        Buying and selling in form of classifieds

•        Forum and topic discussions

•        Business promotion through advertising

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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  1. See this too http://curlins.com
    Its too new but more inventive

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