The initial reaction of readers to the launch of Sindibad, the Arab business renaissance blog, has been pretty interesting. The most popular content on the blog was the series of posts about the story of Facebook. (translated into Arabic from Fast Company).
Facebook is making waves in the Arab region and digital entrepreneurs have many lessons to learn from its rise to fame.
Then there’s an interesting story by Sindibad contributer Dr Ammar Bakkar about the disastrous state of reading and libraries in the Arab world, where a story about the great late Arab literary figure Taha Hussein is recounted. He was once asked by someone if god would turn him into an animal, what would be preferred to be turned into? “A mouse,” Taha Hussein answered. Why? So that he could sneak into the great libraries of the world and ‘devour’ all the books in them!
Also check out the post on the fastest Arab cities, according to Fast Company and Business 2.0.
Read these related posts on 360east:
- Sindibad: a blog for a new Arab business renaissaince
- What’s Amman to you?
- The King’s letter: taxation, poverty and energy
- Orange launches a blog (and it gets taken over by comment spam!)
- Revenge of a blogger
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