Tag: Social media

Don’t Muzzle Social Media

Offensive comments made on Facebook shouldn’t be used as an excuse to expand government control of free speech. By Osama Al Sharif The government has announced it will present a draft social media law to the Lower House that aims…

Explaining President Trump

Now the dust has started to settle on the US general election, what are the key takeaways from Trump’s historic victory? By Osama Al Sharif Donald Trump, the flamboyant real-estate billionaire and reality TV star who has never held a…

Social Media Influencers

The Rise of Influencer Marketing

In a bid to reach young, tech-savvy consumers, brands in Jordan are increasingly partnering with social media influencers with armies of loyal online followers. By Laith Abou-Ragheb The advertising industry’s switch to online is picking up pace around the world,…

Game Over for Online Extremism?

As well as steadily losing territory in the real world, ISIS is also finding it increasingly hard to retain control of its digital domain across social networks and messenger apps. By Zeid Nasser Social media platforms continue to play a…

We are VR

  By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Oculus Rift Mark Zuckerberg clearly sees great potential in VR; Oculus was just a humble startup when it was snapped up by Facebook for a cool $2 billion back in 2014. Very much representing the…

The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear a VR Headset

Virtual reality (VR) has been around for quite a while. But the tech now seems advanced and cheap enough to finally enter the mainstream. By Zeid Nasser Timbuk 3’s 1986 hit The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades perfectly…

Shopping with Friends

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are now muscling in on the e-commerce game. By Zeid Nasser Social Commerce fuses two already existing and massive parts of our digital lifestyles. Put simply, it means the utilization of social media…

Time Management

Making the Most of Your Time

That growing pile of work in your in-tray is best tackled with the right time management skills. By Jane Hosking Do you ever feel like you’re not getting as much done with your time as you should? With so many…

Post at Your Peril?

This month: A worrying interpretation of the law, how to stop news websites from trading in sensationalist rumors, and why terrible events in Paris shouldn’t stifle the freedom to express ourselves online. By Osama al Sharif Journalists and social media…

Liwwa: Looking to Lend More

After securing a crucial round of funding from investors, CEO of peer-to-peer lender liwwa says he’s ready to further expand the platform’s reach across the region. By Jane Hosking The region’s SMEs have long had a hard time securing finance,…