[BLOG] Getting involved in Social Media (2)
11-06-2012 11:09:21 | by: Administrator | hits: 2528 | Tags:

Social media provides an effective and inexpensive method of connecting people with other people, products, causes, ideas, and information.

Applications like Facebook and Twitter are made more useful because of the proliferation of devices, such as smartphones and digital tablets.

Individuals are constantly utilizing these devices, which makes it possible to stay in constant contact with them.

This article intends to point for others who wish to engage in a dialogue regarding issues that impact Africa and Africans.

This is an old African proverb that expresses the challenge of speaking the truth depending on your perspective:

"Until the lion learns to speak, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."

Social media is giving a voice to the lion. Social media continues the African tradition of storytelling.  It has become the standard for personal and professional networking.

Here are a few to fellow:

Jackson Kaguri (@NyakaProject) is an author and founder of the Nyaka Project based in western Uganda. His memoir “A School For My Village” is an inspiring story of how one person can really make a difference in the world.

Ezioma Anosike (@EziAnosike) is the publisher of Amoize Magazine. The publication is a lifestyle and cultural magazine focused on the rich and beautiful diversity of African heritage.

Ato Ulzen-Appiah (@abocco) is an entrepreneur with a focus on technology. He is a passionate advocate of African arts and entertainment. He is the founder of Museke, which gives global exposure to African musicians.

Evelyn Namara (@enamara) has a strong background in information technology and systems management.  She is the program coordinator for Solar Sister in Uganda. The organization seeks to alleviate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity by utilizing the potential of solar technology.

Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) is an award-winning columnist and an international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues. She is a lecturer and researcher on the growing importance of social media in the Arab world.

Emeka Okafor (@emeka_okafor) is an entrepreneur and venture catalyst who lives in New York City. He is the curator of Maker Faire Africa and the creator of Timbuktu Chronicles.

Dambisa Moyo (@dambisamoyo) is a Zambian economist and author of the bestselling book “Dead Aid“.  She was named as one of 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2009.

Just to name a few.

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This article was originally posted on West Africa Business Communities