The 2017 Edition of Social Media Week Lagos will kick off on Monday, the 27th of February. These are happy times again for those who enjoyed last year’s event and have been looking forward to the current one.
For the uninitiated, Social Media Week Lagos is a week-long conference that provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.
And as usual, there are a ton of events to choose from, but you cannot possibly attend one-fifth of the events there are. However, it will do you a lot of good to take advantage of classes on building the next billion-dollar industry, finding your sparkle, brand identity, fintech and its impact on the economy, social ROI, transformation of African storytelling through live video and how to be a kickass tech-mum.
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How Big Brother Naija is shedding light on the agony of Nigerian business owners. For many, it is a slap in the face that a show about Nigeria, with Nigerian participants, has to be staged in another country. But with the current economic situation, BBN actually took the smartest way out. It is no more news that the current situation of Nigeria’s economy is excruciating and frustrating.
Can technology solve the problem of fake news. Fake news has always been an issue to tackle in Nigeria, and all over the world. Often it comes as breaking news, and it has catchy headlines that entice the public to desire to click and read it.
The big question we all have to answer as technology experts is this, should we claim responsibility for this headache and find ways to eradicate it.
About NCC’s interconnection rates review. On the 15th of February, news about NCC’s plan to review interconnection rates for voice service circulated widely.Reacting to this news, the National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS) has appealed to the NCC not to review the interconnection rates for voice services upward.
Say goodbye to those boring YouTube session.
Google finally realizes that consumers don’t like unskippable ads, so they will be scrapped in 2018.
Why WhatsApp and Skype calls should not be blocked. Nigerian telcos have complained about how much they lost to OTT players but it is very hard to believe that they run at losses as millions of Nigerians have come to depend on their services on a daily basis from recharging their phones to make calls and send text messages to subscribing for data. Are Nigerian telcos looking to enrich their pockets in this economic recession to the detriment of Nigerians?
You want to dramatically change your life? Cultivating good personal habits is essential and every entrepreneur should strive to adopt these habits that will prove crucial to the success of their business.
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