Archive for May, 2005

A Jordanian saga: Busses in trouble in front of our office

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

busses in trouble Originally uploaded by humeid. This has been going on for an hour now. Two busses are trying to pass through a street near our office. The street is narrow. There is debris on the sides. People park their cars in a haphazard manner. The bus drivers have been honking for an hour, [...]

MixUp Arabia Episode 1 is here

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

I can tell you this podcasting thing isn’t easy. But I managed to put together episode 1 of MixUp Arabia. I got some encouraging comments and email from people who listened to my test episode of May 21. Keep the suggestions and comments coming. If you like the show (or feel sorry for me give [...]

Testing photo linking on Flickr

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

I am just testing a link to my Flickr album.

Flickr, Cars, Starbucks and and Dubai :)

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

I joined Flickr yesterday. It’s just great. I was reading an interesting Guardian interview with Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield and found the following interesting/amusing quote: “We have quite a large proportion of the Japanese tech-geek community, and a lot of people in the United Arab Emirates taking pictures of their cars and Starbucks in Dubai. [...]

When we, the people, create our own media

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

PUBLISHING | With photo sharing, blogging and podcasting, the self publishing revolution is starting in earnest, says Ahmad Humeid. One of the biggest trends that we’ll be seeing unfold over the next few years is the self-publishing movement. Sure, the commercial internet has been around for a little over a decade and some people have [...]

SYNTAX brands Aqaba: The Oasis and Beyond

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

As I am preparing to take a flight to Aqaba in a few hours to attend a workshop on Aqaba’s Tourism marketing I thought that it’s appropriate to announce here that SYNTAX has succesfully delivered the Aqaba tourism brand. We worked with ASEZA to research Aqaba’s identity and reputation, create a new set of brand [...]

Introducing MixUp Arabia: A podcast on media technology and culture from a confused Arab world.

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

The mic is on, the intro music cued up, the recording light is on. “Transmitters? We don’t need no stincking transmitters!” I am all set up for MixUp Arabia, my first podcast and (probably) the first ‘real’ podcast (as far as I know) from the Arab world . At the end of March, I discovered [...]