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Has news journalism been sabotaged by Twitter?

Has news journalism been sabotaged by Twitter?

Talking Twitter on the Business Breakfast is always a pleasure and this morning no less so than usual. The question was, “Has news journalism been sabotaged by Twitter?” and my answer was pretty much a resounding “Yes!” There are three major problems with Twitter and news journalism, I think. One is the challenge of real-time […]

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Causing a stir: Twitter and the news media

Causing a stir: Twitter and the news media

The latest in a long line of Twitterpower case studies came last week with the news piece in The National highlighting Twitter outrage at the decision to send 25 Emirati women to Bahrain to watch the UAE play Bahrain in the Gulf Cup. The prevailing tide of expressed opinion was strongly against the activity, rallying […]

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Honest statistics

Honest statistics

As any politician, publicist or PR person knows, one can prove absolutely anything with statistics! And in a region, such as ours, where reliable statistics for many things are so hard to come by, people certainly try! As veteran journalist and long-term UAE resident Peter Hellyer rightly says in Tuesday’s National newspaper, scarcely a week […]

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Update: Egypt revolution reading list

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Update: Egypt revolution reading list

The Egyptian people’s uprising is undoubtedly one of the most shocking, significant and, some would say,  hopeful major socio-political events (update: and now must be said highly dangerous!) that we’ve seen in our 16 years of business in the Arab world. So, as many are, we’re following developments quite closely and have been glued to […]

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GITEX 2010 Social Media Dashboard

GITEX 2010 Social Media Dashboard

Its GITEX time again and GITEX 2010, the Middle East’s biggest regional IT show, takes place October 17th through 21st. So, just for a little fun, we’ve created a dashboard of social media updates using one of our favourite social media services, Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com/gitex Netvibes can be a really useful tool and we often set […]

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Tweets like grains of wheat

Tweets like grains of wheat

The story appears to be apocryphal – I’d always thought it was Archimedes but apparently there’s also the inventor of the chessboard (an Indian bloke, according to certain online sources that can’t be used in scholastic research) and a Roman geezer. Everyone has done the old ‘one grain of wheat on the first square, two […]

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