June 14, 2011
Is Facebook reflecting or directing behavior in relationships with this latest multiple girlfriend option, Shawarma on a plane- plate or sandwich? Always Coca Cola! and still looking at you Mr. Thomas "A Gay (Straight) Girl (Man) in Damascus (Edinburgh)" MacMaster, and a Kuwaiti woman pays the price of passionate massacre.
June 13, 2011
Step outside your own world and into that of a cleaner for moment, Twitter crime arrests- for speaking out against your neighbor's government, Amman taxis slamming to a lethal halt, and not taking the US at face value, and historical Makkah.
Now 'this' Mr. Jeremy Paxman is indeed a cautionary tale: "Journalists covering a story about a hoax should be careful to verify the existence of their sources." says Book maniac. The regional bloggosphere goes up in arms at the non-Arab fraudster male living in Scotland of American heritage. Gulf countries rate high in wealth, quel surprise. And Beirut reborn.
June 12, 2011
Multi-tasking is impossible, Jordanian Geeks making Jordan a better place, Find out who really runs the show in the US of A, Charity linking with a techie difference, and improve your journalism skills for 5 days with Reuters in the UK to serve you in your country back home.
Would an open approach toward the taboo subject of sex be such a bad thing in the region? Why do I like 'cupcakes' more than I like 'people'? Still asking questions about Amina who has now been proven to be the creation of a hoax, Energy 'rich' countries run short of energy, and the appeal (or not) of graphic images in the media.
June 11, 2011
Will the band of ousted or runnaway leaders soon swell to a quartet? Still stuck on Amina, but not forgetting greater Syria, hippos, and Gaza.
June 9, 2011
The Mystery of Amina escalates: in a story of mistaken identities, lazy journalism and cautionary tales
Is there an Amina? Is she a fictional blog persona or alter ego? Living in the sun doesn't mean you get your dose of sunshine if you're staying indoors, Zionism, and Twitter usage peaks in the Gulf.
The last Jew living in Kabul trades business from the only synagogue in Afghanistan, A sofa fit for a King, Getting rid of Saleh, and rethinking your own Islam.
June 8, 2011
Homing in on Jordan's news, tech, and web start-up prowess this last decade, more on that Rafah crossing that maybe proved to be an illusive victory for Gaza?
A mood of intrigue and speculation is growing on possible misinformation surfacing from Syria lately- including the missing lady blogger and Al-Jazeera's alleged bad misconduct. Otherwise, mosques under construction, un-banning the Gaga, and something of a 30-something crisis.
June 7, 2011
A new movie to capture our fertile imaginations, hating on bosses is bound to cause a commotion!, Can you keep up with Apple releases, Losing patience with a courier service, Another charged date in Egypt's calendar, and some gritty Arab social media stats.
An unlikely and even less straight hero of revolt in a conservative country, Breaking up with one of your social networks when you feel used, a few of a friendly blogger's favorite things, and eavesdropping into workers' minds leads to cross-purposes between Mars and Venus.
June 6, 2011
Enjoy this piece of devilish cartoon satire on what to avoid doing with your baby, the hidden thrills and roller-coaster experience that is cab-rides in Jordan, One person's Naksa is another person's Jerusalem day, Arab world latest digest, and looking at the lackeys of Syrian Leader.
This Saudi guy has money to burn, so he's entertaining us with his bounty: strippers, dough, we can only wonder what else went on behind the scenes...; Skimping on local news while you've been distracted by the Arab world or cucumbers, here's a lens to Jordan; when Kuwaiti kids can't ask questions; and honk for Saudi women; or get meditative with monks in Egypt.
June 5, 2011
What do Sarah Palin, Star of David, Donuts, Rainbow Street Amman, concubines for Kuwait ,Ali Abdullah Saleh and Arab Grafitti have in common? This Blog roundup might leave you none the wiser...