Bashar Assad Instagram

The actual Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad, joined Instagram (@syrianpresidency) on July 24th. Syria has witnessed a civil war  for more than 2 years now and it seems the president’s team have got some time to create and manage an Instagram account. This means they believe they can achieve quite interesting political objectives through this: […]

Emma Way Tweet

Emma Way (@EmmaWay20) was driving her car on May 19th when she hit a cyclist, Toby Hockley, participating in the Boudicca Sportive race (a cycling event). It seems like the car driver was more concerned about how road cyclists annoyed her so she bragged about the incident on Twitter: Definitely knocked a cyclist off his […]

Twitter #MothersDay

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2013, Twitter just published a funny public service announcement video pushing their users to call their mom for the occasion rather than dropping them a tweet. In today’s connected world, a social network producing a video asking people to disconnect sometimes and have more personal communication with their entourage maybe considered […]

Unicef Likes Don't Save Lives

UNICEF Sweden recently released its latest ad to raise funds for their children polio vaccination campaign. This spot reminds us, that liking the NGO’s Facebook page does not save live and that even if the page is expected to reach 200,000 likes this summer, it does not necessarily mean that the poor kids in the […]

Arab Media Use Stats Feature

Northwestern university in Qatar published the findings of a survey about media use in the Arab world. It was conducted with around 10,000 respondents from Lebanon, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. You can check all the information about this survey, its methodology and the text documents on http://menamediasurvey.northwestern.edu. You may […]

Social Media Tsarnaev Brothers

On Monday April 15th, two bombs exploded next to the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Two suspects were identified: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his younger borther Dzhokar, 19. Boston police led an extensive manhunt in the city during the past few days which led to the killing of the elder brother and the capture […]

FireMe! Feature

FireMe! is an online tool that aggregates all the tweets that could get someone to lose his job. The section entitled “They Want” presents four categories: The first one is for “Haters” and include tweets that express hate towards the job or the boss. Second is “Horrible Bosses” for those who verbally attack their bosses […]