Updated: Jeeran To End Its Blogging Service, Redefine It Self as Local Review Site

14 Jun, 2011

Update: Zaid Tillawi from Jeeran Marketing told AC that Jeeran is not planning to shut down its blogging platform and that you can create a new blog when you sign up on Jeeran Places.

Amman, Jordan based Jeeran is in route to shut down its blogging platform, it has ended new registration ( registration did not work at our end, Update, you can create a new blog when you sign up on Jeeran Places.) and expected to shut down its blogging platform all together soon later. It has moved its Music site to bandoora. The site has redefined it self as a site for local reviews and discussions.

Now when going to Jeeran you can go to local communities in Amman the capital of Jordan, Riyadh , jeddah , Damam and Khubar in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai in UAE and Kuwait city in Kuwait .

Each city site includes a directory of places in services, restaurants, electronics and so on. Users can review each place and join discussions about their local communities. All current Jeeran cities are in Arabic except Dubai and Abu Dhabi as foreign expats are the majority in these 2 cities.

Jeeran places competes with Saudi Startup Qaym in terms that it provides a section for restaurants reviews, Kuwaiti restaurant review site Yallawain and fast restaurants numbers finder Tasree3.

Jeeran is backed by investments from Intel Capital and Jordan based VC IV Holdings. To read about Jeeran’s history you can go here.

Is it a smart move for jeeran to end its blogging, video and photo sharing platform?

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  1. Zaid Tillawi  |  June 15th, 2011 at 8:49 AM #

    Hello Ghaith,

    We haven’t shut down our blogging service and not planning to do so any time soon. The service is still on and accessible. Please modify the post accordingly.

    Thank you,
    Zaid Tillawi
    Marketing – Jeeran

  2. Anas  |  June 15th, 2011 at 12:31 PM #

    I think it is a good step, they wont be able to compete with blogger and wordpress

  3. Gaith Saqer  |  June 15th, 2011 at 12:33 PM #

    Zain but you moved the homepage and I can not create a new user under Jeeran bloggs

  4. al  |  June 20th, 2011 at 12:17 PM #

    Jeeran is doing a horrible job Mr. Ziad, no where on Google can we find any real English reviews…. i think they stretched their “strategy” too thin now re-considering…. Trying to be the jack of all trades online is a direct suicide mission… …specially that instead of going “Global” and adopting to a global audience, your micro-managers are going regional with Arabic… !!! Might be interesting after all

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