Donald Trump Launches His Own App And Social Media Site
We have been availed of Donald Trump’s imbroglio with popular social media giants, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the world’s most powerful apps blacklisting the former United States Chief Executive as a result of his ‘at times’ caustic vituperations.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and major social media sites gave him a red card for his alleged role on January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection and after months after, the former President of the United States has announced he would launch a new media company with its own social media platform.
According to Trump, his intention to launching the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and the corresponding ‘Truth Social’ app is to rival the Big Tech companies that have shut him out and denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his national rise.
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favourite American President has been silenced,” he said in a statement. “This is unacceptable.”
Ever since he was banned from Twitter and Facebook, Donald Trump has continuously voiced out his frustrations and the Big tech guys monopoly of free speech and has intimated the public about his plans to launch his own social media site, with an earlier effort made to launch a blog on his existing website getting abandoned after the page drew dismal views.
Apart from the Truth Social app which being expected to get launched in November, with a nationwide rollout scheduled for early 2021, the TMTG is also having in the works a video-on-demand service coined TMTG+ that will have in its feature, entertainment programming, news and podcasts.
The TMTG presentation on Trump’s website has in one slide that included a graphic of TMTG’s potential competitors, ranging from Facebook and Twitter to Netflix and Disney+ to CNN, with the same slide suggesting that the TMTG in the long term will also transform to becoming a power in cloud computing and payments, a suggestion that it will go head-to-head with Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Stripe.
The presentation did not fail to take some jabs at Trump’s previous favorite social network, with the slide accompanying the Truth Social preorders listing in Apple’s app store depicting a social network that has a striking resemblance to Twitter, right down to short messages and user handles preceded by “@” signs.
The graphics also featured a user with the name ‘Jack’s Beard’, where the mimicked Jack had to fume and show his anger when an employer stalled with his order to delete a user and its posts, describing it ‘kinda an overreach’. The ‘Jack’s Beard account is also laced with the @ handle @jack, akin to Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey’s handle on the microblogging site. It should be noted that the Twitter henchman has a long scraggly beard that has drawn the attention of global users and the beard after Jack in the TMTG’s presentation appears like a direct jab at him.
Of note is Truth Social’s term of service, which forbids users from annoying any of the site’s employees and from statements that “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site”, though it was not immediately clear who the “us” in that statement refers to.
TMTG announced that the new app and social site was done through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp., while noting that it seeks to become a publicly listed company.
Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWA), a Miami based special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) belonged to the category of companies designed to list the shares of a private company more quickly than a traditional initial public offering. This entails that in actual terms the SPAC acquires a private firm, while changing its name and other details to those of the acquired firm. It is a common practice for Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies to pay for their acquisitions with cash provided by investors who bought into the SPAC’s initial public offering.
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), $287.5 million was raised from DWA’s Sept. 8 with the company announcing that it has raised roughly $293 million in cash, to be used to grow TMTG’s ventures.
5 Proven Tips To Promote Your YouTube Channel
There’s no better time to start thinking about how to promote your YouTube channel than right now.
But why “right now”?
For starters, YouTube is the second most popular website on the internet, and in an age when we spend up to six hours per day watching videos, the writing is on the wall.
If you want to stand out on YouTube, you need to take advantage of as many promotional tactics as possible.
Below we’ll go into detail on each of these tactics for promoting your YouTube channel and maximizing your viewership. Whether you’re just getting started or want to see your numbers tick further upward, these tips are all fair game.
Titles are make-or-break when it comes to your video’s performance. Ask yourself: are you presenting your content as “must-see” or “meh?”
The key to crafting killer titles is grabbing your audience’s attention without resorting to clickbait headlines. People crave content that’s entertaining, and they likewise want to know what your video is about from the word “go.”
For example, you can take a page out of the playbooks of YouTube giants like BuzzFeed and WhatCulture. Such videos often rely on listicles, question-based titles or hyperbole (“insane,” “…of all time”) to rack up the views.
With any type of content you produce, you want to make sure it’s aligned with what your audience wants. Whether you’re writing a blog post or creating a video, start by getting to know your audience and what type of content they want to see from you.
If you’re just starting to promote your YouTube channel, take a look at your competitors or other video creators in your industry. Look at which of their videos get the most views and engagement. This will give you an idea of what topics your audience wants to learn about and what style of videos they prefer.
Another solution is to look at your YouTube Analytics if you’ve already uploaded videos. YouTube gives you detailed information on audience demographics, location, engagement and other helpful stats. You can also take your strategy a step further with YouTube reporting in Sprout Social and see how your content stacks up to another social video you’ve produced.
One of the simplest yet effective tactics to promote your YouTube channel is creating custom thumbnails.
Think of your title and thumbnail as a sort of one-two punch to grab a viewer’s attention.
By default, YouTube snags a screenshot from any given video and uses it for the thumbnail. Unfortunately, sometimes the image it grabs will be a blurry shot of you adjusting the camera or a transition.
Not a good look, right?
Creating thumbnails yourself not only makes your videos look more appealing at a glance but also signals a certain sense of professionalism.
Thumbnails don’t have to be rocket science, either. You can even create a template with a particular font and style to make it more consistent and on-brand. This is made especially easy with the help of image creation tools such as Canva.
Chances are you’re covering similar topics on YouTube that overlap with each other.
To squeeze more out of your older content, make a point to cross-promote your videos when it makes sense.
For example, you can drop links in the description of a video and encourage viewers to check them out as a sort of call-to-action. Although some might be disappointed by the recent removal of YouTube’s annotation system, linking in your description encourages viewers to watch your videos all the way through without clicking away.
As noted, YouTube is totally killing it when it comes to SEO.
And while you shouldn’t totally create content for search engines versus people, you should promote your YouTube channel with SEO in mind.
Specifically, product reviews, how-to’s and long-form (10+ minutes) videos covering keyword-specific topics tend to rank well in search engine results pages (SERPs). If you’re strapped for content ideas or want to capitalize on a trending buzzword in your industry, consider how you can do so through your YouTube channel marketing.
2022 Toyota Tundra: All You Need To Know About This Ride
2022 Toyota Tundra: All You Need To Know About This Ride
Starting at GH¢229,645.64, it’ll go on sale later this year with a new twin-turbo V-6 engine and suspension setup. The hybrid’s price won’t be announced until later.
Toyota redesigned the Tundra full-size pickup after 15 years with the hopes of making it more competitive with American trucks from Chevy, Ford, and Ram, all of which currently outsell the Tundra. It added features like a new coil-spring rear suspension, which should improve its ride, and a 14.0-inch touchscreen, the largest in its class. Those upgrades come at a cost, though, because the new Tundra’s starting price comes in at GH¢229,645.64 thus $37,645, higher than the domestic pickups.
That starting price is for the SR work truck model (pictured above) in standard extended-cab configuration with a 6.5-foot bed and rear-wheel drive. Toyota Tundra buyers have the choice of an extended- or crew-cab configuration with either a 5.5-, 6.5, or 8.1-foot bed depending on model, and four-wheel drive is available for an additional GH¢ 18,300.89 $3000. The Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500’s base work trucks all come in cheaper than the Tundra’s base price, but the Ford and Chevy have smaller regular cab options. The Ram, like the Tundra, is only available in extended- and crew-cab configurations. Comparing similar configurations, though, the Tundra is still more expensive, but the Ford reaches higher prices in its top-of-the-line trims.
The next step up from the base model is the Tundra SR5. It starts at $42,450 and comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, though the larger 14.0-inch unit is available, an analog gauge cluster, and cloth seats.
The Limited model costs $50,595 and is distinguished by chrome trim and gets the 14.0-inch touchscreen standard with synthetic leather seats. The Platinum model adds dark chrome exterior trim and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster along with a standard JBL sound system and leather seats and starts at GH¢ 350,817.46 thus $58,685. The 1794 model, which is available in Mesquite brown and either a cream or brown leather interior, starts at GH¢ 359,917.46 thus $59,385.
All of these starting prices are for Tundras powered by the new twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 making 348 hp and 405 pound-feet of torque in the base SR and 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the higher trim levels.
A new 437-hp hybrid i-Force MAX powertrain using the twin-turbo V-6 is available on the Limited model and above and standard on the off-road TRD Pro model. Toyota says it will announce pricing for the hybrid models closer to their on-sale date early next year.
Various equipment packages are available on the 2022 Tundra. A TRD sport package, only available on the SR5 model for $2190, lowers the truck and equips a TRD grille, black 20-inch TRD wheels, and a TRD leather shift knob.
The TRD Off-Road package is available on the SR5, Limited, and 1794 models, priced ranging from $1120 to $3085. It adds 20-inch wheels (18-inchers on the SR5), a TRD grille, Bilstein dampers, skid plates, mud guards, and the TRD shifter.
Four-wheel-drive models with the TRD Off-Road package add an electronically controlled rear locking differential and Toyota’s Multi Terrain Select drive modes. An air suspension, which can raise or lower the bed of the truck, is available for $650.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra will arrive at dealerships by the end of the year. Trucks equipped with the hybrid engine will arrive early next year.
How To Keep Your 1% Battery Power To Last Longer
How To Keep Your 1% Battery Power To Last Longer
When it comes to Smartphones, battery capacity is an important component that we take into account.
In today’s post, I’ll discuss some of the reasons why your smartphone’s 1% battery may survive a long time.
Now, one reason why your 1% battery may last a long time is that your phone is playing it safe. It has 1% battery remaining for you to utilize wifi, Bluetooth, stream a movie, or download a software update, but if you’re just browsing through your feed, 1% can last a long time.
Herein lays the argument that the 1% behavior is also influenced by psychology.
Modern batteries, by the way, cannot be fully charged or entirely discharged. Your smartphone contains a battery-saving protective circuit.
When your phone shuts down and indicates it has 0% battery left, there is actually a small amount of energy left in there, but your gadget is not built to use it.
If a current battery mysteriously depleted to 0%, you would be unable to charge it again and would be forced to purchase a new phone.
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