The Social Media Forum was the 1st dedicated event on social media aspect in the MENA region which took place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center on 18-19 October 2009. Unfortunately, I didn’t attend the event but followed the hashtags – #iir and #socialmediaforum – on twitter to get some sought-after quotes and general status. By human nature many of you would be asking on the status of such event: it’s new forum, new topic to the region, and new people gathered together. Therefore, I have requested/gathered randomly some feedback on The Social Media Forum using Twitter search and hashtags for two reasons: to utilize social media in crowd-sourcing process and to be as brief as possible – in 140 characters.
My personal review comes in clear plain English or call it Social Media 101 : Why didn’t The Social Media Forum use Twitter platform properly? No twitter page customization was done properly, no proper username, no tweet on the event management status that excite people around it to show that it’s really going to happen, no tweet on the final preparation rather they went quiet, no body assigned a hashtag so people ended-up using couple of them, no professional setting for twitter feed page for their hashtag followers, and not tweets until this moment (last tweet was on Oct 8th). Don’t you agree with me that if The Social Media Forum team was using Twitter and other platforms properly it would have been a good case study by itself.
Here is a random selection of tweeples’ review or opinion:
Moe Zainal (tweet details)
Lina Vasiloudis (tweet details)
mxmajid (tweet details)
Shashi Menon (tweet details)
Ayesha Saeed (tweet details)
Yousef Tuqan Tuqan (tweet details)
Samantha Dancy (tweet details)
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