The inaugural Internet Show took place at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2010 and the WSI team was there to take in the informative seminars on offer. The show was a must for Internet Marketers and business owners wanting learn how they can leverage the Internet for their business.
Social Media and Social Networking were trending topics (excuse the borrowed phrase from Twitter) and we listened to some excellent talks by South African Social Media pioneers:
- Mike Stopforth from Cerebra
- Mel Attree from 5fm
- Paul Jacobson from Jacobson Attorneys – Paul’s site is currently down for maintenance but be sure to check back so you can get his insights about Social Media ‘giving the finger’ to legal paradigms
- Jason Norwood Young from the Mail & Guardian Online
Besides providing some useful tips about how to use Social Media platforms like Twitter for business, most of the seminars rung true with the fact that if you aren’t using Social Media yet, and more importantly correctly, then you need to start.
We hope that The Internet Show becomes a fixture on the South African technology expo calendar.