The continuous growth in world population, the human impulse to communicate and advances in digital technology are what have fueled the evolution of social media giving rise to so much misinformation and disinformation.
Blogger and Connexus Influencer for Change, Matthew Tegha said this while addressing a senior members of RC: Jos Tin City at the prestigious Crest hotel in Jos on Friday 23rd as part of his project activities for ConnexUs Influencer for Change Network, made possible by the European Union instrument for promoting peace and stability.
Matthew Tegha said though social media was born out of a need in creating conversations, community, connecting with the audience, building relationships and nurturing personal connections at larger scale. The platform has also offered persons with malicious intent to misinform and create so much panic most especially with the world battling the dreaded covid19 Pandemic.
He went on to share introduce ConnexUs as a platform that is amplifying the voices of influencers around the World and also assisting influencers like himself build on the seven functional social media building blocks which include; identity, conversations, sharing, presence, relationships, reputation, and groups.
He said ” the Pains and Gains of Social Media are well up to you as an individual, brand or organization as such when going on any of the social media platforms, people should have a clear intent on what to get out of it. It is best advices to use the medium to share positives and learning how to tackle fake news and misinformation or you could also end up depressed or in fear.
Mr Lonny John Lohnan, the RC: Jos Tin City President in response said the issues raised were timely given the so many challenges faced in the world today. He encouraged fellow members to build on the gains and drive the narrative to influence change positively.
ConnexUs is a global network and coordination platform that creates a collaborative environment for the peacebuilding, humanitarian, development, and public health fields. The platform offers public discussion forums and private messaging features to help facilitate secure and open knowledge sharing. By harnessing the power of working together online, organizations can fill in gaps and reduce overlap in their programs and activities.
ConnexUs is partnering with Blogger and Middle belt Nigeria Influencer, Matthew Tegha to amplify his activities, towards Responding to Global & Local Challenges also in amplifying the Voices of other Influencers Around the World.