Earlier, I wrote about a service called Twe2 that allows people around the world to get Twitter messages on their mobile phones. That's needed because Twitter does not send to mobiles in most countries, only to the US, Great Britain, Canada, and, for some reason, India. Twe2 was supposed to be a gateway you could use to get around that limitation. Without something like it, Twitter is of limited use here (actually, I'm still trying to figure out what the use is).
I've tried many times to get my mobile phone number "verified" to work on Twe2, but for some reason the confirmation message would never come through. Perhaps a problem with my carrier. Whatever the case, it's now a moot point because I learned today from Twe2's website that it no longer exists, the source code having been sold
to Wadja (an unfortunately heavy, clumsy sounding name in English, in my opinion, but what's a name).
I've signed up for Wadja (as MikeBlyth, in case you want to follow me) and am trying to get some friends in Jos to join so that we can test its capabilities. So far, I haven't seen anything about a gateway with Twitter, but we don't really need that if all we want is to access a Twitter-like network for our friends in Nigeria. I'll report later how it works. So far, all I can say is that the web interface seems really slow, at least from Nigeria.