Archive for October, 2009

Amman’s most colorful day: a city no longer ashamed of itself!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

For the past two years, the subject of Amman has been unavoidable for me. Not only do I live in this city, but I’ve also been, with my company SYNTAX, involved in the first big branding effort this city has undertaken. I am overdosed on Amman! The branding project has been completed but writing about [...]

Experience Amman and its story: the most comprehensive city history site ever

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

It’s been a long time in the making, but now its here. Never before has Amman’s story been presented to its citizens and guest so vividly and comprehensively. It’s still a work in progress that Ammanis and their guest will complete in the coming months and years. I am talking about the Amman Centennial website, [...]

Tweeting goes Arabic: Dubai Eye 103.8 and Business 27/7 cover

Monday, October 5th, 2009

This morning I woke up at 6 am Amman Time, be interviewed by Dubai Eye 103.8′s Business Breakfast show about Watwet .You can listen to the interview here. This comes hot on the heels of an interview that Emirates Business 24/7 did with Watwet CEO Kareem Arafat. With the Twitter hype going mainstream in the [...]

The longevity of content: Iftah Ya Simsim, the Sesame Street of Arabia

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I have three kids, aged 11, 6 and 3. So its obvious that a lot of children TV and content is consumed in our household. Kids today have an amazing array of media targeted at them: from Bluray quality Pixar movies in vivid detail, color and surround sound, to online Flash games and YouTube videos [...]

Scrambled/fuzzy screen on your XpressMusic 5800? Just shine some light on it!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

In a previous post a month ago I explained that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic’s screen goes fuzzy and scrambled when it gets cold, and that warming it up helps bring the screen back to normal. A number of people from around the world commented on that post, describing the same problem. In my desperation I [...]