Local users crowd Twitter, Facebook but caution a must

A Twitter account. Social media can offer a cost effective platform for marketing products. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Former president Mwai Kibaki lauded the usage of the social media platforms in the country saying it had helped propel the freedom of expression.
  • Several Kenyans have been arrested for posting hate messages on Twitter and Facebook that perpetrated ethnic vitriol.
  • The social media platforms can be utilised to create cost effective strategies and campaigns that can go viral within a short period of time.

Last year, Kenyans were ranked among top users of social media networks in Africa.


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