Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. This year, events will be held in multiple locations around the world, including New York , Copenhagen, Hamburg, Lagos, Miami, Milan, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington DC. Many of the events will be streamed live online.
The mission of these events is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.
For Africa Social Media Week is a first. Our first ever Social Media Week kicks off in Lagos Nigeria today the 18th of February and ends on 22nd February 2013. There will be multiple events and fora, but the one that caught my eye is “Who needs the African Diaspora?” One of the panelists includes a man we have featured here a number of times and one whose vituperations against dictatorship and corruption has been exemplary. He is, Professor George Ayittey (@ayittey) a Ghanaian economist, educator, author, and founder of the Free Africa Foundation. His book, “Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa’s Future“, sends a call for a Cheetah Generation of young Africans to become innovative, fast-moving entrepreneurs to take charge of their countries.
Lagos Social Media Week Website