Social Media Hacks for a Memorable Holiday

Did you know you can increase your social media net worth this holiday with the following social media hacks?

The Christmas Holidays is a great time to kick back, get time off work and spend time with loved ones( and social media *wink*).  At Interactive CT, we understand the value of communicating and networking which is why we are sharing these awesome ways to increase your social media net worth this holiday:

1.
Have a “Holidays” Group Chat
: Being in a group chat with your awesome friends ensures you don’t get bored. You can plan fun activities days ahead and when that impromptu gig comes up, you will always have back-up
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2.
Show off Your Fun Side with Snapchat and Instagram Stories
:  Turn your Instastories and Snapchat to a reality show by sharing all your fun moments with your friends and be sure to focus on the highlights. Remember people, don’t snap while driving.

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3. Take “selfies” “us-fies” “Allfies” and “any fies”! Pictures are the best way to capture a great memory for life. Do it for the ‘gram’!

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4.
Get in touch with your friends
: Social media can also be used to stay in touch with friends, family members and loved ones who aren’t close by. Got that friend on the other side of the world, message her, tweet at him, mention them. After all, Christmas is all about love and friendship.
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5.Go on a date: Need a date for that dinner? Get on any of the dating apps like Tinder to find the perfect date. You might need to kiss a couple of frogs to find your prince or princess but at least cousin Jolomy won’t be laughing at you for not bringing a date to family gatherings anymore.

6.Meet New People
: Social media is a great tool for meeting new people, making new friends and for networking. Go out there and channel your inner extrovert.

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7.
Help a Charity Drive
: The power of social media can’t be over-emphasized. You could start a charity drive for that Orphanage Home close to you by asking people on social media to donate food, clothing, toys, etc. Let others also feel the love.
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8. Visit cool websites today like; www.buzzfeed.com,  www.Interactivect.com, Mashable.com  and stay updated on trends.

 

Go out there and explore all these awesome tips and thank us later!

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Our Black Friday Experience

Black Friday is a borrowed culture that Nigerians have caught on to.  It’s a day when retail prices are slashed to rock bottom levels and this event takes place after The Thanksgiving Day in America, it marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

However, for us in Nigeria, it is a period to get good shopping deals although this is quite arguable. Popular e-commerce portals have been known to deceive customers by selling items at the original prices under the guise of sales.

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Amidst the various sales and deals for this year’s black Friday, Shoprite sales of 50% off items really caught our attention. With this amazing discount, we thought this was actually going to be the biggest sales in Nigeria and we just had to be there.

We arrived at Shoprite Ikeja, a team of four. We had two missions: First, to cover the shopper experience and secondly to purchase items for ourselves, abi who no like awoof?

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The mall was filled with hundreds of shoppers. To move, you had to take tiny steps. The mall’s music was drowned in the noisy atmosphere as everyone had something to say. While some shoppers moved swiftly to the discounted items, others walked away in disappointment having realized that not all items were discounted as they thought.

The mall became a war zone; it was survival of the fittest. The security system became overpowered

by the crowd, a state of emergency was declared; no one was allowed to get in or out.

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The queue to the checkout point had its own drama with a long tray of people waiting hours to get attended to. Some shoppers helped themselves by filling their tummy with unpaid items. People tried to wiggle their way to the front while others combined their items with those in front to avoid the long queues.

With frustration written on their faces, the cashier checked out items, argued with shoppers and returned unpaid items.

Making our way out of the mall was a challenge; the crowd outside the mall blocked the entrance as they struggled to get in despite the security effort to observe decorum.

 

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Following our experience here are some tips for next year’s Black Friday:

  1. Check your wish list: Check for the things you want and Take note of the items before purchasing them.
  2. Advanced visit: It’s advised you check out the location of the item you want to purchase.
  3. Survey the lines before joining the queue: If you buy less than ten items, join the queue designated for that. If not, survey the queues. Don’t just focus on the number of people on the queue but consider the number of things they plan to check out. Join the shortest queue based on your survey.
  4. Ensure you have your meal: When going for shopping it’s mandatory that you eat before stepping out.
  5. Double Check: After purchasing what you want, make sure you double check with the cashier before you exit to ensure false items are not inserted.

 

Bonus Tip: Go early! If possible, line up a day before or sleep in front of the store. It will save you time.

 

Share your Black Friday experience, if you had any.