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Be Inspired! – My Post-Event Thoughts on Social Media Day Colombo

Inspiration is what keeps human beings engaged on a continuous journey of innovation. If I were asked to sum up the whole Social Media Day Colombo event to just one word, I would happily use the word ‘inspiration’ to describe it.
By organizing the Social Media Day in Colombo, it was our main objective to appreciate the people who used Social Media in different forms than what everybody else would do. Sri Lanka is by far, a ‘content consumer nation’ on Social Media, rather than a ‘content creator’ nation. Just take a look at your Facebook friend’s network. What percentage of them is at least post a single update every month? I would say, the number will easily fall around 90%. But when you meet some of those friends after ages, at a college gathering or at a friend’s wedding, they will tell you exactly the last 10 status updates you posted and the number of likes and comments you received. For most Sri Lankans, Social Media remains the greatest man-made tool ever invented, for the purpose of stalking others and gossip finding.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Posted by Amitha Amarasinghe

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