My 11 memories about #Lagos, thanks to #SMW2013

I arrived in Lagos on the 16th of February to attend Social Media Week 2013 (a.k.a. SMWLagos2013) from 18th to 22nd, the first one on the continent since launch in New York 5 years ago. This was also my first visit to Nigeria, and I am so glad I took the opportunity. Here are my 11 memories about Lagos:

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Comparing Valentine’s Day Twitter mentions with SONA2013 and Oscar Pistorius

In part 1 of this SONA2013 series, I indicated that President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address this year got less than a third of Twitter mentions compared to last year. One reason that stood out for me was competition for share of voice on this day that doubled up as Valentine’s Day, about which there were over 3 million global mentions on Twitter alone. But closer home something else grabbed the nation’s, and the world’s attention.

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Analysis of Twitter sentiment for Zuma’s SONA2013 speech

In the previous post I indicated that President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address started with a negative Twitter sentiment, bur ended with a positive sentiment. In this post I share results of my analysis that explain the reason for sentiment upswing, using Twitter timeline associated with the speech.

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AFCON 2013 final was a blast on Twitter

While the world was watching Fun scoop The Best Song Grammy for their popular "We Are Young" track in the wee hours of this morning ZA time, Africa was still gripped by AFCON2013 final's result - Nigeria 1:0 Burkina Faso. A lot was said about the Burkinabes' unexpected appearance in the finals, but I think they acquitted themselves well…

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