UNICEF launched an emotional campaign to create awareness amongst parents regarding violent behavior against children. The film depicts the perception of children on how they are being brought up and the effect of violence against them. Unfortunately, in Lebanon and across several surrounding countries, violent behavior against children is still tolerated and somehow still considered as part the cultural values and norms in the upbringing of children. Every one of us has a childhood story to tell that includes some…
For most of us, Michael Jordan (aka) “His Airness” is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he is even considered one of the greatest athletes ever. But, for the media savvy, he is much more than that. Jordan is one of the greatest living-brands and can be labeled the father of modern-day influencers. Everyone knows Michael Jordan, whether they were old enough (like me) to have seen him play back in the 90's or a teenager that…
Google released a video showing the 2017 year in search. It shows that people searched “HOW” more than anything this year. According to Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, this shows people’s desire to understand, and ultimately improve the world around us. As a Lebanese, this triggered a few "HOW" questions of my own, hoping that Google can help me find some answers:
Check out this cool and hilarious dance battle between Marvel and DC superheroes. I have to admit there are special moves that I haven't seen any of my favorite heroes do before. Just wait and see Batman at the end of the video :)
If you're not familiar with Wissam Kamal's work yet, then I advise you to subscribe to his social channels. Wissam is about to take his comedy to a whole new level and become a superstar. As of today, Wissam will be hosting "Ridiculousness Arabia - Season 2" on Comedy Central Arabia. He will be the first Lebanese comedian to host a show on this channel.
The first thing you do when you become a parent is think about your child's education. Even before they are born, you look for the best school to enroll them in, head to your bank in order to open a college savings account and register them in all sorts of social activities to learn music, sports, languages, etc.
Instagram users will start seeing a new message labeled “Paid partnership with” on influencers' posts and stories whenever a commercial relationship exists between creators such as influencers or publishers and businesses. In an attempt to bring more clarity and transparency to the community, Instagram is asking Influencers to state publicly whenever a post is part of a paid agreement with a brand.
Two months ago Facebook launched The Bots for Messenger Challenge. They asked developers across the Middle East and Africa to team up in threes and compete to create innovative bots for Messenger under the following categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good. Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa. The 60 finalist teams (10 per category in the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) each…
If you didn't get the chance to follow up on Facebook's F8 event, here's a round-up of the most important announcements from Day 1: Social VR - Facebook Spaces: Social VR — Facebook Spaces is launching in beta for Oculus Rift, giving people a new way to connect in VR. Facebook Spaces is a place where you can be in-person with friends and family in VR, having a fun and meaningful experience, no matter where they are. Camera Effects: Camera Effects Platform — Putting…
Beirut, alongside Amman, Cairo, Casablanca and Dubai will be hosting F8 Meetups on April 18th in celebration of Facebook's F8 (Facebook Developer Conference) the company's biggest tech event. F8 is a 2-day event that will be held on April 18-19 in San Jose, California, where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology, discuss new tools and features. Here's the full event agenda