VIDA: The Lebanese Online Project

VIDA!

VIDA

“VIDA is a community of people like you. People that accept you just the way you are. People that support you in achieving your full potential, safely at your own pace. Be stimulated into action, stimulate others, and be loved for it.”

Check out myvida.me for more about the vision and concept.

Global Work Party Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere is what scientist believe to be the safe limit for humanity. The amount of carbon dioxide currently in the atmosphere of earth is 388 ppm. 350.org is an international campaign that was established with the aim of mobilizing a grassroots movement focusing on creating solutions for climate change problems and pressuring the leaders to mobilize their efforts to solve the environmental crisis that we are currently facing.

In October of last year, they successfully coordinated 5,200 simultaneous rallies and demonstrations in 181 countries, which was described by CNN as the “most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history”. In October 2010, they set their goals higher in organizing a“Global Work Party”, a day were individuals demonstrate their actions and solutions to environmental problems sending a strong message to their leaders that “If we can get to work on solutions to the climate crisis, so can you“.

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The Hierarchy of Internet Needs [Infograph]

A while back my colleague Beirut talked about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how it fits in with why do people tweet. The discussion that this article sparked was both interesting and polarized. So when I saw that the people at Flowtown have created “The Hierarchy of Internet Needs” I knew that I had to share with our readers.

The Twitter Mirror; Does It Measure Your Worth? [REBLOG]

As a medical practitioner, it was interesting to read his blog and get an insight into how medical professionals use social media and how it’s impacting their business, communication, and how they tame s0cial media to meet their needs rather than follow the crowd when it comes to its usage. In this post he shares with us how he utilizes Twitter, and what he wants to achieve with his usage of the service.

Lebanon’s Civil Marriage Not Civil War — Social Media in Action!

Lebanon’s Civil Marriage Not Civil War — Social Media in Action!

Time for change

“Civil marriage, not civil war” was among the banners carried by the mostly young, educated protesters who gathered in response to a campaign on Internet social networking sites. It was Lebanon’s first such demonstration in favor of secularism.

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