New media (social media) has become extremely power in this century due to the rapid advancement in technology. Many people are using this opportunity for the betterment of their societies but it seems most Ghanaian bloggers are only interested in getting [likes and eyeballs] instead of positive change.
In a chat with KSM on the KSM show, the award winning Ghanaian television newscaster and show host, Nana Aba Anamoah urged Ghanaian bloggers to use the super power they have in setting good agendas to help in ensuring positive change in our societies instead of ‘copy and pasting’ of pictures of celebrities.
She believes the problem with most Ghanaian bloggers has to do with the fact that, they are unaware of the power the rapid advancement in technology has given them and the kind of great things they can do as contribution in bring about positive societal change.
“I think some bloggers in the country have no idea about how powerful they are”
Most of these bloggers have been able to gather great number of followers due to the connectivity nature of the internet and it is possible to reach them with compelling and life changing contents but they only focus on reposting pictures of celebrities, publishing defamatory stories about people which Nana Aba Anamoah sees it as laziness.
She also said to Ghanaian online personalities (bloggers) that, there are always many things concerning ways of achieving massive development in the country so they should channel the same energy they use in gossiping to help in changing the negative narratives.
Bloggers can do so much with the powerful they have,it shouldn’t always be about the gossips but what will transform lives.
She further said that the mindset most Ghanaians hold that negetive stories sells than positive stories must but changed because she believes that there are people on the internet who are ready to read positive stories.
She cited an example where she posted short videos of her campaign against tramadol abuse on the internet and had bunch of people viewing them.