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Had the opportunity to explore the effect of social media on the future of events with Japheth Omojuwa, who pulled off a phenomenal virtual event on twitter for the #MTNFootballAwards, and Samson Aligba, founder of event management tool startup, Eventiso. Discussion covered challenges, tools, opportunities, limitations, and everything in between when it came to social…

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The 2014 Social Media Week is around the corner, and that is one event Africa is looking forward to. With the theme ‘A Connected Africa’, no doubt there is need to take a look at how social media tools play a role in what events of the future will look like. In fact, we at…

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What can one say in 140 characters? That was one of the most common questions asked when people began to flock to Twitter as their social network of choice. Twitter has defied all odds to become a global contender among social networking sites (or a leading information networks, as its employees like to call it)….

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Someone once defined twitter as a global chat room, where millions of users visit to share tweets using text, and links to photos, videos, and other content formats in 140 characters or less. With half-a-billion (500,000,000) tweets published daily on the platform (and an expected 1 billion tweets per day in 2014), here are some…

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After watching Curtis Fields perform the song Opposites Attract at the BET Awards last weekend, strumming a guitar on a smartphone in front of  a live audience , I thought I’d seen everything. Then I came across Oluseyi Asurf of Asurf Films – the man who learned everything he knows about filmmaking from watching YouTube tutorials at night.  Could…

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READY, SET, DESIGN! Nigeria is ripe with creative and digital design talent. That’s why we’re calling on our community to help us design and pick the Official Social Media Week Lagos 2014 T-Shirt! In true social media fashion the top 5 designs will be selected via an online voting poll (voting begins 1 minute after…

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In the world of social media, a lot of things happen and they happen fast. However, I  thought to share 5 major highlights since the last Social Media Week, which was awesome not to say the least. (You can read my 5 best moments here). Perhaps the biggest news as at that time was Facebook’s…

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October 14, 2013 – Social Media Week Lagos is Back in Lagos, Nigeria February 17-21, 2014. SMWLagos co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21 returns for a second year and aims to do it even bigger and better! In 2013 SMW Lagos drew over 8,000 attendees, garnered 19,148 twitter mentions and amassed over 31 million online…

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Social Media Week for me is still on, after all you are here reading this post. Perhaps the most anticipated event in the tech space, for 2013, even though it is still February. I loved every bit of the 5 day period, that featured over 100 events from music, sports, e-commerce, fashion, governance, tech, banking,…

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  Fans of social media  know that Twitter is often entertainment itself!

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Let’s take a step back, especially if you missed the previous post on ‘How To Build Your Online Community’, as you can’t engage what isn’t in existence. In brief, plant your seeds in many places with your social account and presence; always think of building big data, as it gives you guaranteed reach to people interested…

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  A lot of things have changed since social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Yahoo and Google+ became a part of our lifestyle. Aside from managing  personal accounts every business owner these days wants to be the star of their social media platform of choice. 1.According to a recent study social media platforms now have a…

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If you haven’t heard about the recent internet explosion caused by angry Instagram users you may have been living under a rock. The  uproar,  fueled by  the announcement that the popular photo sharing site planned changes to its user service agreement sent bloggers, photographers, models and regular everyday people into a spiral. The new service agreement planned…

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We haven’t posted an installment of #WTLagos in a while — apologies! Below is just a small handful of recent happenings that Lagosians are talking about online! Our last #WTLagos of 2012 is pretty music/entertainment-heavy — it was a big year for the Nigerian music scene! #KokoConcert D’Banj’s Star-studded Koko Concert: Nigerian entertainer D’Banj joined…

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Not to state the obvious or anything but Africa has long gone past being the “dark continent”. With the infamous Western influence seeping through at a steady rate- which is for once actually a good thing-our continent is quickly becoming a social media society. It’s astounding to think that the same people who for centuries…

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