Archive for the ‘Social Networking’ Category


Screenshot Facebook is set to open its first office in the Arab world this week. The company sent invites to journalists to attend an event in May 30s according to LA Times. The California based company -based company said details of the new office would not be released until the event, the office would add to its collection of about 30 offices around the ...
Screenshot Edited Data analyzed by News Group, the region’s leading media intelligence group, shows that voting in Egypt will conclude in a run-off between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsy and the independent Islamist candidate Abdel Monem Aboul Fotouh. The findings are based on months of research, monitoring and analysis conducted by Soc...
Screenshot So Muslim Brotherhood has announced last night that they will nominate from their part Khairat Alshater as presidential candidate for Egypt. The news was very much controversial on socialmedia as some denounce it and others supported it. Right after his nomination Alshater official facebook page has been setup and it received so far 43,000...
Screenshot Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrests and trials of netizens in the United Arab Emirates, yesterday. It also listed the UAE as a country “under surveillance” in its 2012 report on “Enemies of the Internet.” “The Emirati authorities are cracking down harder on bloggers and netizens who criticize the regime,” Report...
Screenshot AreebaAreeba a business social network geared towards residents of the Arab world has reported reaching 650 thousand registered users from 110 countries, in less than a year since its launch. The Dubai based AreebaAreeba offers smiler functionality to Linkedin, users can post status update where other users can comment on them, start and join gr...
Screenshot Update: facebook responded by saying that the new translation button is powered by Bing translation engin, meaning it supports all the languages the bing supports (about 50) For now, the button is visible only to people who have installed the translations app. If a human translation is also available, they show that, instead. The way it works i...
Screenshot Folks at Yahoo are raising the white banner and surrendering their social networking site in the Arab world "As7ab". In an email sent to Yahoo Maktoob’s Arabic social network Asa7b members, Yahoo is saying that they will shut down the service as of 18/9/2011 and deleting everything, the email urges members to download their voice and video...
Screenshot Saudi based National Net Ventures or (N2V) is one of the largest Internet holding companies in the Arab world, it invests “venture funds” in Arab Internet and mobile startups and owns and develops its own ventures. The Company owns a number of popular websites including: HawaaWorld an Arab women destination site, N2V Development House a so...
Screenshot Scapehouse is a new social media site that might a little bet late to the Google+ game. the startup comes with a new vision for online discussion, On facebook people share stuff with their friends only, on Twitter the game is different, people share with their followers who do not have to be their friends. Scapehouse brings both: users c...
Screenshot Last year a young American girl started the shameful page "draw Mohammad Day" competition on Facebook, that event brought backlash against Facebook in Pakistan as the site was ordered blocked to reopen later. And Pakistan’s Deputy Attorney General has launched a criminal investigation against the CEO of facebook Mark Zuckerberg, which might lead...
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