This year’s Social Media Day will be marked tomorrow Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Nailab, Bishop Magua Building, Ngong Road from 6pm. This year’s Social Media Day – #SMDayKE – will be held under the them: “Freedom with Responsibility.”
Social Media Day is celebrated globally and in Kenya, the occasion will also be used to launch the OLX Social Media Awards (SOMA 2016). The annual OLX Social Media Awards have been held since 2012 to reward outstanding contributions in social media.
Social Media Day offers the online community an opportunity to learn and network as industry thought leaders share their insights.
In an earlier statement, the director of the Kenya Social Media Awards, Martin Muli said that a number of activities have been lined up this year to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on communication.
Muli said that digital workshops would be held in all the 47 counties to educate the public on good and responsible use of social media.
The Awards secretariat has partnered with the Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA), Safaricom, ICT giant Google through Livity Africa, Property Reality Limited (PRC), Trinc Media and several county governments to deliver the one-day workshops on social media.
“While every day is essentially Social Media Day, June 30th, 2016 marks the seventh-annual official global celebration and we want to celebrate it differently by reaching out to the public at the county level,” he said.