“Twisit Jordan” Courtesy of Queen Rania — Learn Social Media By Example

Tweet + Visit = Twisit… Simple and fun isn’t it? Read more to find out what this is all about!

Idea & Objectives:

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah kicked off “Twisit Jordan” on Twitvid around 2 weeks ago.

“Twisit Jordan” is a two fold campaign. Queen Rania has called out for people around the world to submit videos stating what they would like to experience in Jordan, while on the other end she called on Jordanians to submit videos that show how special Jordan is.

Twisit Jordan

Ultimately, a Tourist Swap will happen where two foreigners get to enjoy a tour around Jordan for a week and two Jordanians get to enjoy a tour around the country of the winners.

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

A secular state is a concept of secularism, whereby a state or country purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. A secular state also claims to treat all its citizens equally regardless of religion, and claims to avoid preferential treatment for a citizen from a particular religion/nonreligion over other religions/nonreligion.

Idea & Objectives:

The Lebanese Civil War was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon. The war lasted from 1975 to 1990 and resulted in an estimated 130,000 to 250,000 civilian fatalities. Another one million people (one fourth of the population) were wounded, half of whom were left with lifetime disabilities. Read more on Wikipedia

Lebanese Civil War

Lebanese Civil War

Therefore, “Civil marriage, not civil war” was one of many 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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Twitter hacked again. Is it really the Iranians?

There have been a series of security compromises on the internet this year, and it has become apparent that no one is safe. Twitter with its stellar record of security has been hit again last Friday by what seems like the work of “The Iranian Cyber Army”.

Yahoo! Maktoob: Ready to Deal With Freedom of Speech and Piracy Issues?

After almost 2 years of rumors about this deal, Yahoo! made a big move last week when it purchased the Arabic portal Maktoob for an estimated $85 million. This is certainly one of the biggest moves in the Middle East tech field. What bumps to expect along the road?

Anonymous Atheists, Christian Evangelists & Mosques in Second Life… Spam?

Anonymous Atheists, Christian Evangelists & Mosques in Second Life… Spam?

Reddit Atheism Category

Religious freedom has a total different taste when you experience it in a virtual world; it turns into something more akin to the taste of spam. How would you feel about it if someone tried to convert you online? So what effect do you see social media having on religions?

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Is Religion, Stereotyping or Strategies Holding Down XBox, Wii and PlayStation in the Middle East?

Is Religion, Stereotyping or Strategies Holding Down XBox, Wii and PlayStation in the Middle East?

Quraish Arabic Video Game

Is piracy really what's preventing Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft from taking the full advantage of the market? Or is it the lack of consideration of the religious and cultural differences between the East and the West?

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Ford Fiesta‘s smart social media campaign backfires in the Middle East

Bloggers power is one of today’s world facts; it is a major social media tool that has a very high effect in influencing people and setting trends around the globe. Ford Automobile was smart enough to realize this; they came up with a brilliant marketing campaign that is unprecedented in the automobile segment. The campaign...

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