Archive for the 'The web' Category

‘Smash Hits’ magazine folds, lives on as website

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

A 360east reader brought this to my attention today. Smash Hits magazine has succumbed to competition from the web and is ceasing publication this month.

Alongside Sinclair User Crash, Zzapp, Computer and Video Games and others Smash Hits was one of the magazines that formed my connection to the outside world. It’s British humor and irreverent […]

Digg this?

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

A few months ago I found out about Digg. What is Diigg?

Digg is a technology news website that combines social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.

Neat idea. So I decided […]

Google.jo!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Others have beaten me to the story :) Google.jo is here. We just checked who registered the domain for them and it’s the Abu Ghazaleh company (they have an Intellectual Property division that handles stuff like that). [Thanks Jad for the quick info and David for his comment on my previous post]

Now, I have been […]

toot is growing..

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

After the positive press coverage, radio interview and overwhelmingly positive response on the blogosphere, toot is ready to grow..

Google’s slowness problem in Jordan: a suggested solution

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Google.com is still painfully slow in Jordan! Sometimes totally unusable. I’ve written many times about this and I’ve even complained to Google to no avail. Google Adsense speed is now back to normal. No problem there.

I really cannot understand why this is happening. Every other search site (Yahoo, MSN, A9) is working just fine. Why […]

Stuck on newsprint (or how the daily press is missing Jordan’s online conversation)

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Orginally published in JO magazine

In one corner a young Jordanian design student, lost in her fascination with color, was enthusiastically showing her friends a collection of pink colored artefacts, while, a few meters next to her, a hot-headed political analyst was standing on a wooden box, delivering a long speech, in which he warned that, […]

Wikipedia: a cause worth supporting

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales has recently issued a personal appeal to everyone to donate to the Wikimedia foundation.

Personal Appeal - Wikimedia Foundation
Wikipedia is based on a very radical idea, the realization of the dreams most of us have always had for what the Internet can and should become. Thousands of people, all over the world, […]