Social Media and Agricultural Extension in the Caribbean

THE GFAR BLOG

The world over people, communities, industries and sectors are looking to social media tools as the basis for communication. As the medium allows the user to freely generate and share content of their making, the social media phenomenon is now the norm.

The trend has impacted upon the Caribbean as well especially amongst young people. According to the on-line social media statistics website; socialbakers.com Trinidad and Tobago has over 486 000 Facebook users. The largest age group is currently 25 – 34 with total of 155 392 users, followed by the users in the age of 18 – 24. Similarly Jamaica has over 688 000 users.

With a population of 1.3 and 2.8 million respectively, and the number of users growing steadily, these figures are worthy of mention. Many industries within the Caribbean have taken advantage of this penetration into the on-line community found within these nations. The energy, tourism, commerce and fast food industries…

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Posted on October 25, 2012, in Youth and ICT. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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