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Screenshot Updated. There is no doubt that here at ArabCrunch we were big fans of Twitter since the day it was launched. We favored it over its Arab clone WaWet, for many reasons on top of them international adoption rate and a large applications ecosystem. We were happy that Twitter opened a new platform for the world to communicate on 1 to 1 and ...
Screenshot AljazeeraTalk is  one of the first citizen journalism  based websites in Arabic, as it was founded in since 2006, the site publishes interesting reports you do not often find in main stream media. Today they launched the English version. The English site which seems is not fully launched as some links are broken, has some videos promot...
Screenshot Number 1 video sharing website owned by Google, YouTube now has an Arabic Interface. The move is some how late for Google to bring an Arabic interface for YouTube, since most of its other services are already has an Arabic UI. This move means local Arab video sharing startups such as iKbis and D1G which the later is headed by former Yaho...
Screenshot Aljazeera English is the first english news network to be headquartered in the Arab world (Doha, Qatar) the 24-hour  News TV network which is a division from the famous Aljazeera Arabic news channel has been doing some interesting stuff online in the last year or so. Just about few hours ago the English.Aljazeera.net has been relaunched with a ...
Screenshot Bit.ly the popular link shortening service have posted a blog post about @clickabit saying that "Clickabit is a curated list of some of the surprising and delightful things that are trending in the bit.ly data stream." So is this Bit.ly's new Twitter account for trending links? If so it would be helpful to see the most popular/trending post...
Screenshot 2 allegations hit Whistleblower website Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange in Sweden, the first one involves rape  but was dropped only after 6 hours. Wikileaks got famous after leaking 90,000 documents involves the war in Afghanistan around a month ago, and before that releasing video footage of a U.S army Apache Helicopter killing journalist...
Screenshot As we enter the 9th day of the holly month of Ramadan, Quran Links pops up as  a new site in English and Arabic for Muslims and interested non-muslims  offerring classified guide to Islamic and Quran related web sites. Visitors can suggest a new site, rate and add comments on an existing listed site. But the site already boost a number of ...
Screenshot Whistleblower site wikileaks that got famous after releasing 90,000 documents about the war in afghanistan (Afghanistan War Log) last month, but before that,  the site has been under fire and threats from US federal government officials publicly and secretly, specially after releasing a video of US Army Helicopter killing journalists in Baghd...
Screenshot eHow is an online guide with more than 1 million articles and videos about how to do things. The site is owned by Demand Media a US company that is set to hit NASDAQ, as it filled for an IPO early this month. Critics of eHow label the site as a content farm which pushes together an inventory of low quality articles and videos produced by lo...
Screenshot Whistleblower website WikiLeaks that is now well known for releasing the Afghanistan War Log of around 90,000 secret US military documents and the Baghdad shooting Video seems to be preparing for a new massive batch of leaks. A Tweet sent by the Twitter account of Wikileaks asked for 700,00 USD for its next harm-minimization review, and accu...
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