Archive for the 'Digital life' Category

Coffee and WiFi ‘wars’ at Queen Alia International Airport

Friday, February 17th, 2006

So, Starbucks have opened in Queen Alia International, just beside the newly opened World News Cafe. What a change from a decade ago, when all you could get at QAIA was a plastic cup with hot water and a tea bag. The coffe situation at the airport started to improve a few years ago, when […]

Check out the 50 new bloggers on toot..

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Fifty new blogs are now being featured on toot bringing the total up to 100. These blogs represent an amazingly diverse and colorful selection from the Arab and Arabia related blogosphere. I am looking at our ‘toot stream’ which show the latest posts by all the bloggers features and I am really excited at how […]

Technologies competing for your driving time

Friday, February 10th, 2006

TRENDS | You can’t escape, even if you’re driving the fastest car, Ahmad Humeid reports

After I became an avid listener to podcasts (audio content that you download to your digital music player) I realized that there is conspiracy being woven behind my back. In some dark room, in some non-descript corporate building a number […]

Save Jordan’s Trees!

Monday, February 6th, 2006

How do you know internet activism is taking root in Jordan? When the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature puts up a web site asking people to sign a petion against the amendment of the Agricultural Law. The amendment would allow the government to sell public forests to investors. Dangerous stuff.

Brough to my attention […]

Ethan Zuckerman: a true global citizen’s view on the ‘cartoon war’

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Ethan Zuckerman was in Qatar when this whole cartoon war broke out. He recounts his interactions with Arab editors and reporters at Al Jazeera that illustrates the challenges of seeing eye to eye on such issue. Here is one enlightened global citizen’s view on the matter:

searching for “danish cartoon” on Technorati reveals a wealth of […]

Flickr RSS glitch shows other people’s photos

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

I don’t know if anyone outthere experienced this. This morning I found 10 new photos show up in my Flickr RSS feed. I immediatly thought that somebody either hacked into my account, or uploaded by email using my secret Flickr email address by mistake. But when logging into my account I did not find these […]

Will 2006 be the year of VoIP?

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Here’s a prediction: the first quarter of 2006 will see the introduction of a number of VoIP (Voice over IP) services in Jordan. For the better part of 2005, the newly registered telecoms have been busy, well, getting registered and approved by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission and establishing their corporate presence. I am actually surprised […]