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Tag Archives: Social Media

Q&A: Middle Eastern web technology for social change, with Esra’a Al Shafei

An open-source site, CrowdVoice, aims to make governments more transparent and accountable, its co-creator, Esra’a Al Shafei, tells SciDev.Net. Internet-based technology and tools are becoming vital elements in the movement towards open government. But with so much information available, and so many different social media platforms, it can be hard to find relevant, reliable information. The Middle East-based website CrowdVoice.org …

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Egypt: Will Social Media lead to emotional blandness?

Social media penetration in Egypt is a staggering 68.21% from total online population (Facebook focused). People spend more time browsing their friend’s profiles than actually engaging in conversation or meeting with them face to face. As more and more time is spent in browsing the countless statuses updates shares and likes life becomes flat and with it flattens humanitarian feelings. …

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UAE: Kizad launches on Twitter

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 11 October 2012 – Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) today officially launched its presence on Twitter, under the handle @KizadUAE. Kizad’s launch on Twitter coincides with its sponsorship of the 4th Abu Dhabi Investment Forum, to be held in London, United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 16th and its participation in the Financial Times Limited …

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World Humanitarian Day Campaign Passes the 100 Million Mark and Sets its Sights on one Billion by 19 August 2012

The campaign jumped in momentum following a breathtaking live performance on Friday night at the United Nations General Assembly by Beyoncé The global campaign that aims to make social media history by attempting to reach one billion people on 19 August to celebrate World Humanitarian Day (http://www.whd-iwashere.org) has passed its first milestone – the 100 million mark. The campaign jumped …

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Visa spreads Olympics cheer across the Middle East and reaches new heights

Unique advert set at the top of the tallest building in the world as part of Visa’s Olympic Games integrated marketing campaign. Initiative part of Visa’s commitment to spread Olympic ‘Cheer’ across the Middle East. Visa, a Worldwide Sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has headed to the top of the tallest building in the world – …

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African & MENA cities for sale on Million Dollar Earth

How would you like to own your own African or MENA region city? Algiers perhaps? Casablanca or even Sharm el Sheikh? Well now you can – in a sense. Million Dollar Earth allows you to unify your social media outlets in one location while associating your brand with a unique city or iconic landmark. Mixing beer with creativity was what …

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Dubai Press Club Examines Impact of Social Networking on Society

DPC Announces ‘Conversations: Virtual Agenda’ Dubai Press Club (DPC) hosted a panel discussion on the social networking behaviour of the youth and its impact on the society. Titled ‘Youth and Social Networking; Vulnerability and Impact’, the event was held on 30 July at the ‘Al Wasl Majlis’ at Dubai World Trade Centre as part of DPC’s Ramadan activities. In a …

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Prince Alwaleed Meets Twitter Management in New York

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company ( KHC ), met with Mr. Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, Mr. Ali Rowghani, CFO of Twitter and Mr. Suhail Rizvi from Twitter at The Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday 6th February 2012 during His Royal Highness’s trip to the U.S. Prince Alwaleed was accompanied …

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Study questions Twitter’s role in disaster aftermath

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 1 June 2012. Twitter has not only been shown to be useful for government authorities disseminating information in the context of a disaster e.g Information about radiation that may be difficult to find on the blogosphere or from other Tweeters, but also on a micro level:- A study has cast doubt on the …

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Dubai Land Department Responds to Public Inquiries via “Twitter” and “Facebook”

To Enhance Communication over Social Networks Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 05 June 2012 – The Dubai Land Department ( LD ) announces that it will respond to public inquiries via its accounts on Twitter and Facebook opened last year. Launching the rapid response service aims at enhancing communication with the public and customers through social networking sites. Communication via Twitter and Facebook is …

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