Numbers: An accounting of the Egyptian blogosphere

Our good friend Magda Abu-Fadil, the director of the Journalism Training Program at the American University of Beirut, shares a link from startuparabia to a recently released report called “Egyptian Blogs: New Social Space.” The report, issued by the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), is available in Arabic. I’m wondering how the […]

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Social Media Stats

The inimitable Beth Kanter posted some new stats about usage trends in social networking. She also linked to a Flickr set of hers loaded with possibilities for illustrating adoption trends and other concepts related to the social web. The page itself, which she calls Social Media Research Snack Facts, will likely find its way into […]

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Movie Night, Blogging, Social Change, and Popcorn!

Join us for another fun Social Hour, hosted by RootSpace and the Social Media Exchange. This week: 1) Screening of a documentary on blogging in Lebanon (in Arabic), and discussion with the person who made it, journalist Ibrahim Arab (also speaking in Arabic). 2) A video lecture (only 20 mins, in English) by web futurist […]

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Web 2.0 Workshop in the City of Sun

Last Tuesday we had our “intro to Web 2.0 for Social Change” workshop in Baalbek, which is 85 km north east of Beirut. Baalbek is known in history as Heliopolis or City of the Sun, and it is famous for its great castle and ruins. However, like most rural areas in Lebanon, there is no […]

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