Internet users have Saturday been tipped on how best to handle social media without committing some of the atrocities associated with crime.
Speaking at the first ever Social media fest held at Silver Springs hotel in Bugolobi, URSB’s Michael Wabugo cautioned social media users against using the internet in a wrong way.
Wabugo said internet users especially the youths have in most cases been involved in internet use malpractices with or without their knowledge of whether they are commuting a crime or not.
He cited that most people normally commit crimes they are not aware of such as copyright infringement among others.
The Festival attracted many social media enthusiasts country wide including bloggers, influencers, digital marketing agencies and students from different universities among others.
The one-day event was full of fun and unique engagements. The first half of the day was an interactive learning experience at the silent conference where participants underwent several topics including Law and Copyright and enhancing business through social media marketing among others.
Amon Baita, the brains behind the festival who also doubles as Head of Marketing applauded participants for sparing their time to turn up for such an engaging and educative festival aimed at enlightening them on how to use social media platforms to boost businesses.
“I am happy, knowing every one of us here now knows that they can use social media to make money through the discussions and other different social engagements we have had here today,” he said.
Amon also revealed that the festival will be held every year and promised more successful, interactive and educative editions.
The event was later in the night spiced by performances from saxophonist Micheal Kitanda and Maanyi Clan Africa who fully entertained guests as they chugged on cold beers all evening.
There were also exciting performances from some of Uganda’s top singers including legendary Ragga Dee, Fille and Allan Toniks among others.
Toniks made sure the social media lovers had a great time as he did justice to his all time hottest hits including ‘Romance,’ ‘Sunday,’ ‘Yenze’ and ‘Beera Nange’ among others.
The Tusker Lite Social Media Fest is an annual event aimed at streamlining the social media industry towards effective and professional communication amongst users.
It also focuses on boosting awareness and promotion of digital marketing and e-commerce amongst Ugandans to amplify an impactful usage of social media through interaction with end-users.