The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), manager of Nigeria’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) on the Internet, has adduced reasons it conceived the idea of gathering bloggers together, to what it has tagged Bloggers Summit.
NIRA, according to its President, Mr. Sunday Folayan said the Bloggers summit was conceived as a vehicle for increasing the avenue for Networking amongst bloggers, creating an environment to promote responsible blogging in this era of Fake News and Hate Speech.
Other reasons he gave at the summit, which attracted bloggers, journalists and media enterprenuers are encouraging and rewarding stellar performances within the blogging community, stimulating the industry by ensuring that Bloggers develop and publish content relevant to the society, creating job opportunities for Nigerians because of the associated businesses like Content hosting and Website design.
“We decided to organize the Bloggers Summit, which is in it second year because we want to maintain and develop capacities and skill sets required to keep blogs on-line, other opportunities and of course, the need to ensure that blogging commands respect from the larger society, because of its disruptive nature in communication and information dissemination,” Folayan added.
The Bloggers Summit, which happened yesterday at the NIRA’s headquarter was categorised into educational sessions, influencer interactions, sessions on monetizing blogs, working with brands as a senior influencer and discussions on other topical issues such as the legal impact of blogging, monetization and on-line payment, the art of blogging about individuals and the society, Responsible citizenship, emerging trends as well as the inherent benefits in flocking together, etc.
“It is my belief that the participants would benefit from the information, interactions and other opportunities this summit offers. We believe that this summit would lead to increased human networking, increase in the uptake of .ng based on a better understanding of what NIRA is, what NIRA does, and how NIRA can better serve the needs of bloggers and the larger society, and ultimately, increased trust in the .ng brand,” he assured.