…if you believe the declaration to this effect by Phat Joe – this year’s Metro FM Music Awards compere and Real Goboza‘s presenter – during the course of the event’s 13th instalment this past Saturday. When I heard Phat Joe making this bold statement, I thought “yeah right”. Not that I did not expect the event will be big on social media. But the biggest one in the world in the midst of other major events, including Ukraine?
Well, according to Topsy.com, #MMA13 – the hashtag for the event – was mentioned 98,000 times on Twitter on Saturday! To put this in context, compare this tally with President Zuma’s SONA2014‘s 52,000 tweet mentions in mid-February. Whether Phat Joe’s statement was true or not, clearly Mzansi’s netizens were actively engaged on Twitter.
Given another round of Oscar Pistorius court sitting today, and the media hype around it, I cannot wait to check how this Valentine’s Day 2013 murder case will fair on social media.
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