Gail Monique Mallo

Social Marketing and Community Management, FissionLink

About Gail Monique

Bio

Social media specialist in Abu Dhabi, passionate in tech, start-ups, and social media.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Social Media and technology, Content writing and development, Tech & Startups

I'm passionate about

health, medical, tech, social media, digital marketing, writing, NGOs

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Gail Monique Mallo
Posted over 1 year ago
If you have NEVER been to Africa, when someone mentions "Africa" or you hear "Africa", what is the FIRST thing that comes into your mind?
I love everything about Africa especially our music. Here in Abu Dhabi, there was a restaurant in Shangri La Hotel that has African crew members and they performed a lovely African birthday song for my father-in-law and I enjoyed it very much. I'm sure Africa is so much more beautiful than I picture it in my head. Since I'm in the Middle East, Africa is closer and I can't wait to go to see your beautiful country. :D
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Gail Monique Mallo
Posted over 1 year ago
Were you happier in the pre-internet era?
I can't really say I am happier then than I am now. Social media has changed my life and it might have saved me too because during the darkest hours of my life, after my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, I retreated from the real world and kept to my family and myself. I went through the very rough patch alone and turned to social networks (discussion forums, support groups, etc.) to find people who are going through the same pain as I was. After losing him for more than a year later, I realize that social media plays a huge role in my healing because on days when I don't know how to express my grief and my pain, I turn to blogs to write out my despair. A lot of people say that personal relationships are being replaced by the Internet but I don't think it does, it just gives us an alternative if we don't want to socialize at all when times are hard.