Breaking: Aljazeera Adds Live Listeners Tweets to its TV Show
Minbara Aljazeera, (which mean Aljazeera Forum) is a weekly Arabic listeners live talk show, that tackles different issues and topics, where listeners call and say their opinion about the current show topic. Users have been previously able to send emails to the show’s email address and the show presenter would read them.
But now, users are able to tweet (via Twitter) their voices about the current program topic to twitter.com/minbaraljazeera , today’s topic was “new media and Iran”. The presenter today, did read some of the users’ tweet. However she said she had difficulties in reading all tweets.
This is a nice move by Aljazeera, but it would be nicer if users’ tweets and their user names are displayed on the TV screen.
Aljazeera has been doing many new media projects via its new media department, they previously integrated twitter with a mashed up news mapping website for the coverage of the War On Gaza.
Twitter is not massively popular in the Arab world, but this move will help twitter become popular in the Arab world, especially if other Aljazeera Arabic shows follow steps.
I have suggsted before to the founder of WaWet to ask Alajzeera to do the same with WaWet.
The Al Jazeera Network Consists of:
• Al Jazeera Satellite channel (Arabic)
• Al Jazeera English
• Al Jazeera Documentary
• Al Jazeera Sports
• Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live)
• Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center
• Al Jazeera Center for Studies
• Al Jazeera Mobile
• Al Jazeera.net (the English and Arabic web sites)