Power of Social Media Reflections by Kelvin J. Twissa.
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Power of Social Media Reflections by Kelvin J. Twissa
Agenda 1. Introduction 2. What is Social Media 3. Tradition & Digital Media 4. Virtual Communities 3. Blogging 4. Way forward for Tanzania
Social Media = Social Mess? Social networks look like a random mess (thus a waste of time) Defined Social media are primarily internet and mobile based tools used for sharing and discussions among humans. TOOLS for sharing and discussing ACTIVITIES that integrate technology and social interactions INTERACTIONS that builds shared meanings among communities.
Social Media Ecosystem Social MediaActivitiesInteractionsTools
Through Social Media, people build their online… Presence Credibility Identity Authority Reputation Influence
Traditional Media Newspapers Magazines Television Radio Books CDs DVDs A box of photos Physical paper mail catalogs Yellow pages
Digital Media Cellphones Compact Disc Digital Video E-book Internet Minidisc Video games
Social Media Blogging Social Networking Wikis Bookmarking Photosharing Calendaring Tagging Podcasting Microblogging
Social Media Traditional Media cant be changed, once printed that’s it. You cant comment on a newspaper story for others to read You can get a sense of popularity of your material You can view all previous posts instantly in an archive No need for a committee to agree to publish Infinite in time, space and schedule Can be linked and syndicated and easily reused
Online ObjectiveInfluenceAuthority Reputation Identity Credibility Presence Rise to the top
What can you learn How do people feel about you or your brand? What is being discussed? Who’s talking? Are they influential? Is my marketing working? Are my product/services working? How do we engage in the conversation?
Virtual Communities A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific media. Cross geographical and political boundaries Pursue mutual interests or goals Time spent on social networking sites has increased from three hours a month to 5.5 hours in the last year, representing an 82% increase in the use of social media, according to a NielsenWire report.
Largest Growing Continent Facebook has over 400 million users (US population is 309 million) 70% are outside the United States Growing at rate of over 20 million users monthly Companies in Africa are starting to create a facebook presence New market place for businesses worldwide Attention to this technology improves brand images, allows for high level targeted marketing and better service.
Why blog? 1.Content is King 2.Desperately seeking Answers 3.Blog structures 4.Backlinking, Plugins, Pinging, RSS Feeds, Comments 5.Hello World 6.Create instant and Comprehensive Information 7.All Roads should lead to your blog 8.Get $$$ from advertisers
Blogs in Africa While ahead of UG, Tanzania has a huge opportunity for growth. Popular blogs in Africa; News Entertainment Health Travel Education Technology
Tanzania Figures Source; TAMP Report 2009 by Synovate
Who are using the net? Internet weekly usage Source; TAMP Report 2009 by Synovate
What does this mean? 1.People in Tanzania are starting to get connected 2.Up market and educated are the only majority of internet users Great Marketing Opportunity Build on social networking influence 3.Rural access increasing Unique opportunities to drive economic development Opportunity all service providers 4.No Limits – Geographical Boundaries, Time, Space 5.Need to encourage social media for social and economic development Connecting with similar success story 6.Social Media has the highest influence on the population Use for Education