Has the social media slow down affected the way you do business ?

8 March 2018 - 235   - 5

Owing to the current situation in the country the TRC recently confirmed that all social media sites, including Facebook and Whatsapp, have been blocked in the country until further notice.

Has this social media slow-down affected the way you conduct your business or how has this situation impacted you?

Let us know your views in the comments section below.

  Comments - 5

  • Sunil P Thursday, 8 March 2018 07:32 AM

    It most certainly has - I always communicate with clients through whatsapp with this situation its really become difficult. I have had to inform clients through email which takes a bit of time

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    rajitha Thursday, 8 March 2018 09:10 AM

    Its doing irreparable damage to the country and massive damage to SME IT companies who survive due to social media marketing and reach the EU countries to get work from those countries ably assisted by the EDB.

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    Dr Sharmala Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:54 AM

    Including the social media marketers well as internet based freelancers who work full time and part time generating online income for living are badly affected. Some will lose their jobs due to inactive nature of the web and inability to access the social media sites for essential work. This crowd affects mainly the young who have found there own ways to be employed through online jobs due to the country's high unemployment rate. Research data shows there are over one million online workers in the country now.

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    Sarath Thursday, 8 March 2018 04:06 PM

    It is not only businesses but also the whole system of communication has been disrupted due to this ban. Many people use social media to communicate with their family members, friends and even with working places abroad. This is nonsense.

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    Imran Thursday, 8 March 2018 04:26 PM

    Sure there's a slight draw back due to the temporary shutdown, compared to the long term negative impact the country's economy could face owing to further civil unrest - its affects are minimal. Good move by the government.

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