21 Reasons African Digital Innovation Can Build Dopeness

21 Reasons African Digital Innovation Can Build Dopeness


WordCamp Nairobi Kenya 2017

21 Reasons African Digital Innovation Can Build Dopeness
William Jackson #MyQuestToTeach
Sponsor of WordCamp Nairobi Kenya 2017

The recent WordCamp Nairobi and other tech
venues that are hosting technology conferences,
workshops, meetups supporting entrepreneurs
and I-trepreneurs are growing in Africa.
Tech is becoming common place.
Being dope on Social Media is not a cultural thing,
it is the ability to be comfortable in your digital skin
as a content creator, digital creator, innovator, graphic
artist or even a dope web developer.
Everyone has a dope side to them, it just takes time
to discover it and importantly apply that dopeness
to a positive online experience.
It means that it is ok to have fun on the web and
to integrate yourself into your product or service even
on a digital level. Too many people lose the excitement
of creating content that will be read, viewed, studied,
listened to and watched.
Audiences change as access and platforms change,
so why not be Dope and Lit, providing something that
brings people to you and influence community activist
and activism?
SEO even in Africa – Search Engine Optimization is not
always the ticket, WOM or Word of Mouth is still important
and should always be a viable strategy to build followers.
Search Engine Optimization is tech based,
but technology cannot always bring readers. Building
relationships and collaborations are the keys.
Africans are expanding their presence and their
ability to create dynamic digital content.
As a parent, educator, blogger, mentor, community
activist, STEAM Advocate and proud sponsor for
WordCamp Nairobi, Kenya here are my 21 Reasons
African Digital Innovation Can Build Dopeness

Nairobi Conference

1. To attract diverse readers and viewers. Being
diversified in your audience is a plus because people
connect with what they like, how it relates to their
needs and relevance.
2. Most viewers will be women and they love dope
content. Try not to be boring or repetitive.
3. If you want a broad spectrum of followers dope up
your blog with relevant content and graphics that
match your audience. Diversity is Dope
4. International markets look to promote Dope and
Lit content. They always look for awesome people.
5. If you’re looking to monetize your site and content
expand your dopeness to new markets that embrace
diversity and engagement.
6. Hire dope speakers like myself to talk on your
Podcasts. If you’re having a workshop or conference
be very selective because content has to be dope
and exciting.
7. Take plenty of dope photos and videos with dope
and lit people. Use your Instagram and Twitter sites
to share and expand your reach.
8. Speak at WordCamps, BarCamps, EdCamps and
other tech conferences.
9. Always have your business cards available,
make sure there is a dope photo of yourself and
have your “elevator pitch” ready.
10. Hire a dope graphic artist to create your dope
11. Be a sponsor and promoter of community events
like WordCamp as you grow.
12. Join the Chamber of Commerce and other dope
organizations that are invested in the community
and city.
13. Be a speaker on talk shows to share your
14. Start your own Podcast with guests and be
fancy with your title.
15. See where you can help your church or ministry
with their connectivity.
16. Take a Social Media class yourself.
17. Offer Social Media classes with certificates
when completed.
18. Keep your profiles current, relevant and oozzing
with dopeness.
19. Take a dope vacation from time to time to
encourage inspiration locally, nationally and
20. Embrace diversity in your vision and expression.
21. Network – Network – Network

“How To Be Dope On Social Media 2017”
William Jackson Speaking at
WordCamp Wilmington, North Carolina

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William graduated from #SouthCarolinaStateUniversity earning a Bachelor’s in #Education, he furthered his education, earning a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Webster University with a focus on Educational Technology, #SocialMedia and #STEM. William’s career involves teaching with #NASA throughout the 90’s, technology consultant with the Florida Department of Education early 2000’s and currently Professor with #EdwardWatersCollege (2004 to present) teaching Educational Technology, Social Media and STEM. Over 25 yrs in public education teaching Physical Education and #Technology, on the elementary level. William is a 4th generation educator. An instructor in the Call Me Mister Program at Edward Waters College.

William is not only an educator, but he is a Social Media consultant, presenter on STEM/#STEAM, Bullying and Cyberbullying, Internet Safety and his passion #Blogging and #Writing. William keeps active in the Jacksonville community involved in Mentoring Programs for youth, teens and young adults. Mentoring and guiding teens and young adults. The focus of the writings: Technology in Education, The engagement of STEM and STEAM, Bullying, Internet Safety, Social Media, Suicide Prevention, empowering fathers and parenting issues are just a few of his blogs.