Archive for the 'The web' Category

Why Facebook is more important than Google now

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If Google would disappear off the face of the earth tomorrow: I will use Bing for search. I will use my Yahoo Mail or Outlook.com for email. My company email also depends on GMail but I guess we can just revert to hosting our mailboxes with our web host YouTube will certainly be missed but [...]

Once upon a time HM King Abdullah II commented on a blog

Monday, September 10th, 2012

It was just four years ago that HM King Abdullah II commented on The Black Iris, the well known Jordanian blog. You can see His Majesty’s comment here. In that comment the King said: “We are a country of freedom, tolerance, diversity and openness, and everyone has the right to express their thoughts – no [...]

Why am I joining the Jordan Internet Blackout

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

For the past decade and a half, a large part of my belief in Jordan as a homeland has been based on the fact that we had a free uncensored internet (yes I know about the Arabtimes.com exception, but let’s just agree that the net in Jordan was largely free and uncensored). What does the [...]

Internet freedom in Jordan: the beginning of the end?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Whenever journalists, investors or ordinary people ask me: why has Jordan been able to shine in the region in the field of technology, web business and web content, one of my standard answers has always been: our relative freedom and our open internet policies. Over the past decade, Jordan has been steadily building a reputation [...]

Egypt’s Revolution. My Revolution.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I’ve been glued to Twitter for the past 16 days. Too many thought racing through my head to think clearly. A total emotional roller-coaster. My generation’s first revolution! All that I can think of right now is that everything in this region, in our lives, need to be rethought. I am part of the 1989 [...]

Hey Jordan’s geeks: why not challenge Google at G-Jordan?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

OK. So Google is coming town (Amman, that is). And no, this is NOT about them opening an office in Jordan. What’s happening is G-Jordan. A three-day Google event for computer scientists, software developers and tech entrepreneurs. From the 12 to the 14th of December, Google will be “flying in” 20 Googlers to rub shoulders [...]

The fall and rise of 360east

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I was checking the statistics of 360east.com this morning and saw this interesting graph that I thought is worth sharing. Those who follow this blog might have noticed that it was down from 11-15 September. I had a problem with the domain name, which required a few days to be solved. That’s where you see [...]