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Social Arab Web



A short overview of Al Jazeera's utilization of different social media concepts and services. Presented at the "Social Arab Web" panel at Picnic09.

A short overview of Al Jazeera's utilization of different social media concepts and services. Presented at the "Social Arab Web" panel at Picnic09.



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  • The original model <br /> Quality product
  • Conversation! <br /> <br /> to connect with the new audiences, to be relevant <br /> enhance our content .. loop of content going from alj to people and back to alj
  • embracing creative commons
  • not true but it does it does lend itself to the new genre of reporting that is forming
  • A limit from the mobile world <br /> Imposed on to an internet service <br /> middle east the mobile service is not available
  • Most relevant and effective use of Twitter <br /> War time reporting
  • trending topic thru out the coflict <br /> there was a gap <br /> conversations are happening <br /> no one is quoting facts / propoganda <br /> no dedicated authentic news source present
  • Providing verified information made an impact <br /> RT <br /> Even CEO <br /> 700,000 followers <br /> Minbar Aljazeera
  • Twitter 12,266 members in the Arab world vs. WatWet 25,000 members (SponOn PR) <br /> twitter IRAN
  • Enter Ushahidi <br /> crowd sourcing crisis information - kenyan political unrest riots, south african violence against the foreigners <br /> the mashup <br /> 2nd Jan 2009 - Day 7
  • Couldn&#x2019;t generate content from the public <br /> Input the Twitter feed into the Ushahidi map
  • conversation

Social Arab Web Social Arab Web Presentation Transcript

  • The Social Arab Web Moeed Ahmad http://www.moeed.com Head of New Media http://twitter.com/moeed
  • Broadcasting
  • Distributed Distribution
  • Participatory Culture
  • http://cc.aljazeera.net
  • http://www.aljazeeratalk.net
  • “If it doesn’t fit in140 characters, its not worth saying” @mohamed
  • “Micro Reporting”
  • WAR 2.0
  • #gaza
  • sooner or later, everyone gets the news
  • http://labs.aljazeera.net/warongaza
  • http://twitter.com/hamishreporter http://twitter.com/samizeidan
  • “If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space”. @riy