Social media – a platform for Nigerian movers and shakers

When the government cuts oil subsidies, Nigerians tweet. When citizens and business are forced to live and operate in total darkness because of electricity issues, Nigerians blog. As corruption, social injustice, economic issues and the government collapse the country, Nigerians mobilize on Facebook, create personal blogs and join other movements to discuss the issues and initiate solutions.

Social media goes beyond setting up an account and populating your site or page with content. It’s a platform for intimate relationship with your supporters, something that can be used to strengthen your current support group and build and engage a whole new army. Nigerians are aware of this. Nigerians also have many examples to learn from on how social media can significantly impact the government, the economy – and give voice and confidence to the people. Tech-savy or not, Nigerians are aware of the impact of social media on recent and ongoing situations in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Occupy movements around the world and so forth.

As situations worsen in Nigerian, tech-savvy Nigerians are taking the lead and using mobile phones, SMS, and various social media platforms to inspire, inform and mobilize each other. From mobilizing people to vote in the April 2011 election to shedding light on the current oil subsidy cut, here are some Nigerians who are paving the way for a better Nigeria:

There’s no doubt our Generation Y will take things to the next level. The number of Nigerians using social media (including those living abroad), is only going to increase, especially with the fast growing younger generation.

Tweeter, Facebook, blogs and YouTube – what impact do you think Nigerians are making with social media? And what percentage of Nigerians using social media or participating in Nigerian movements lives abroad?

“While the effects of social media can’t really be measured or perceived using current definitive and objective media standards, they can be felt.”  – Bankole (from: comment on a blog post by The Social Media Governance Project)

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~ by omonaij on February 12, 2012.

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