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Ghanaians Offer Glimpses of Their Everyday Lives With the Hashtag #233Moments

Ghana's minibuses, Tro Tros, are a popular theme in #233 hashtage. Photo by Wikipedia user eggi and released under Creative Commons.

Ghana's minibuses, Tro Tros, are a popular theme in #233 hashtag. Photo by Wikipedia user eggi and released under Creative Commons.

Many people have used Twitter to tell the world something unique about their country that isn't the usual economy or political news. The account Kenyans On Twitter (@KOT), for example, has created an ecosystem for Kenyans to share information about their home.

Ghana is no different. Ghanaians use the hashtag #233moments, created by blogger Ato Ulzen Appiah, to tweet what they are doing at exactly 2:33 p.m. GMT. Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman elaborated on the hashtag in a post for Ghana's the Daily Graphic:

From church posters to the backs of tro-tros, from business conferences to roadside sellers, from beach resorts to lazy lunches (especially on “WaakyeWednesday”, when it's customary to post from your favourite chop bar), #233moments celebrates what's colorful, wonderful and unique about this remarkable nation, and shares it with anyone willing to hear.

Take a look at some #233moments tweets below.

Efo Dela shared photos of unique artwork made from pure water sachets:

Ato Ulzen Appiah mentioned National Volunteer Day, celebrated in Ghana on September 21:

John Roberts tweeted about the launch of an Impact Hub franchise in Ghana:

This Ghana Life posted a photo of Elmina Castle in Ghana, which was built by the Portuguese in 1482:

Enock Seth Nyamador wrote about his busy schedule:

Kwaku Manso complained:

Macjordan shared a photo of his moment with Ethan Zuckerman and other Ghanaians digital enthusiasts in Accra recently:

Kojo Akoto Boateng expressed his optimism about Ghana:

Efo Dela and Publicis West Africa posted photos of funny sayings displayed on tro tros, or privately owned mini buses:

Nathaniel Alpha spent his #233moment learning open data:

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