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Cross River trains workers on social media

13 March 2015, 18:58Augustine Osayande

Calabar - The Cross River State Government has organized a training programme for selected workers on the importance, use and management of social media.

The scheme is organised through the Communication Technology Development Department (CTDD) of the governor’s office Special Adviser on Communication Technology Development, Odo Effiong.

Effiong said the training became necessary due to the importance of social media as tools for the creation, sharing and exchange of information and ideas.

He said it was important for government agencies to use social media because the people whom they serve are on and will be increasingly accessible on social media communities.

Effiong maintained that the growth of mobile communications and social media platforms mean that in three to five years social media platforms would represent the largest reachable communities anywhere.

“It is easier, cheaper, faster and more effective to engage the society, build relationships, receive feedback and input into government policies, deepen trust and exchange ideas using social media than other more traditional media forms,” Effiong said.

He said the challenges of abusive responses could be managed if social media site administrators were knowledgeable about site moderation and management.

- CAJ News


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