Experts stress need for tapping blogs potential for progress

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The rapid creation and consumption of social media contents continues to drive the evolution of Internet and the web. Social media content now accounts for the majority of content published round the clock on the web. As the space evolves, researchers and industrial practitioners find themselves at a key point for collaborating on research, implementation and deployment of a wide range of analyses and applications.

Experts expressed these views at a seminar titled “How to earn from Blogging and Social Media” recently organized by the Technology Times and Tech TV in collaboration with the SZABIST University on the premises of the university in Islamabad.

Speakers included Parvez Iftikhar, ICT Consultant; Sayyed Paras Ali, Editor weekly Technology Times and CEO Tech TV; Shoaib Awan, Director Business Development, The Mobile Advantage Company, and Zia Ur Rehman, System Development Specialist, The Mobile Advantage Company.

Purpose of the event was to promote and create awareness of “Blogging and Social Media” as a tool of entrepreneurship or earning source from web among the students in Pakistan as well as a way to enhance capacity building to make innovations in this field.

In his remarks, Sayyed Paras Ali focused on ICT as a catalyst for higher education, as ICTs are making dynamic changes in the society. He said that ICT can be a catalyst by providing tools which teachers use to improve teaching and by giving learners (students) access to electronic media that make concepts clearer and more accessible.

Shoaib Awan focused on how to market blogs. He said that a great blog begins with the content you create, but to be successful a blog also needs a strong community or audience. “So you just need to think about your niche and the people interested in what you are talking about.”

Parvez Iftikhar encourage the students towards this activity as it is a good initiate to earn million dollar just by writing blog.

Zia Ur Rehman highlighted the techniques for developing an effective blog.


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Published in: Volume 05 Issue 48

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