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Screenshot This 25th of January, the day Egyptian activists rallied Egyptians to demonstrate across Egypt against the rule of Egypt's President Hussni Mubarak and harsh economic conditions. 10s Thousands of rallied across Egypt in a bid to emulate the Tunisian revolution that toppled its dictator Zien Al Abden Ben Ali. Egyptians were creative in usi...
Screenshot Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed 26-year-old university graduate (correction he did not finish a BA degree as per Tunisian Arabic newspaper Sabah who interviewed his sister) sold groceries illegally in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid to survive as he could not find a job. When police confiscated his produce because he didn't have a permit he becam...
Screenshot Again we come to the area of location based services, Foursquare and Gowalla offers users to check-in at locations, add tips and so on. There are some differences between both in terms of the game playing elements and other features at Gowala where users can share pics and so on about a certain venue. Yallawain from Kuwait revolves around th...
Screenshot Update: some users reported not seeing the censorship. We received a tip from one of our readers saying that Apple has censored the word Osama adding *** after the "O" and before the "a" in its new music social network Ping with iTunes. We have not tested Ping yet, but if this is true it sounds very racists as there are millions of people w...
Screenshot The future of search is here and it is based on social graph. Facebook has officially entered into Google territory, it is now showing search results from around the web ranked by likes from users' facebook friends. This means that facebook social search based on users like is up and running at least with me and other users, this is a maj...
Screenshot Inside Facebook released few days ago its Inside Facebook Gold report, with data about membership and usage across the number 1 social networking site in the world Facebook. The report reveals the shift of Facebook population of more than 500 million users, from being dominated by US citizens and English speaking people to more of an internation...
Screenshot Seems Facebook is not stopping in being the number 1 destination of all things social. As blogs are considered part of the social media universe, looks like Facebook wants to have a strong stand in that arena too. leveraging the social graph it has. After launching facebook Live, today Facebook just announced upgrading Facebook notes with the fo...
Screenshot The time was around 10:00-11:00 pm, the day Thursday April 19th 2010, the first ArabCrunchStart meetup has just concluded in Amman, Jordan. The meetup was planned as a starting point for a series local meetups in Jordan  as a preparation to launch ArabCrunchStart as monthly event in Jordan. I went to check ArabCrunch.com's current visits, it...
Screenshot Octavia Nassar CNN's Sr. Editor of Mideast Affairs Tweeted few days ago about the passing of Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah who is considered one of the most important Lebanon's Shia Muslim leader. She Tweeted: "Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah... One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot." She deleted her Tweet and ...
Screenshot PS: ArabCrunch reports also social media and sometimes its political impact, ArabCrunch has no political affiliations, I hope this wont cause us problems with anyone. In the late 90s Aljazeera set the stage of political debates that was never seen before since the inception of modern media in the Arab world . As Arab leaders and governments ar...
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