Tag: Social Media

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Facebook Announces ‘Nearby Friends’

Facebook has announced a new feature for users of their mobile apps. Called Nearby Friends, the feature is designed to let you catch up with your friends on Facebook whenever they are close to your location. If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch […]


Facebook Announces Imminent News Feed Cleanup

Facebook today announced plans to clean up the News Feed, through reducing stories that users are reporting as spammy or simply that they don’t want to see. This update will hit three specific post categories: Like-baiting posts: which explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment, or share the post. In other words, the goal is to […]


Perspectives: The Rise and Fall of MonotStreet.com

The Backdrop The year was 2002, I was four years into my career as a web developer and I saw everything in HTML markup and Hexadecimal color codes. I had springboarded myself from working at OGERO the localstate-run fixed-telephony operator towards Cellis, France Telecom’s burgeoning mobile operator in Lebanon (currently rebranded as Alfa). I was the first web developer […]


ArabNet Beirut 2014: Day 2 Wrap-Up

As Arabnet unraveled the second day of its 2014 edition with a visit by government officials most notably H.E. Minister of Telecom Boutros Harb, the agenda of the day promised a rich selection of panels and sessions to attend. We set out by making rounds in the main hall and visiting exhibitors who were spread […]


The 7 Odd Types of LinkedIn Contacts

Ever since the dot-com boom in the last century, people have sought out to enhance their business presence by using online mediums. It comes to no surprise to anyone, with the emergence of Social Media  as a defacto medium of human communication a few years ago, that the torch would be handed-on to this new age channel. LinkedIn came […]

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Facebook Unveils Shared Photo Albums

Usually when you want to upload some photos of a specific social event on Facebook, you are limited to the ones that you have taken through your phone or camera. Other photos that was were shot by your friends will either be in their own photo album on Facebook or given to you so that […]

Sociatag: Lebanon’s Very Own Social Media Tool

First catching my eye at Beirut’s Social Media Awards held earlier this year, SociaTag is a new tool that aims to integrate current social media networks, such as Facebook and Foursquare, into one social media platform. Below is an interview Tech-Ticker had with Wassim Hakim, Sociatag’s founder. 1. First, could you please introduce yourself and what your […]


Facebook Holding an Event on Thursday March 7

Facebook has just issued its invitations to the press to attend an event on March 7th, 2013 in its Menlo Park headquarters. The invitation (as seen below) specifies that the focus of this event is for people to have a sneak peak at the new design of their news feed. Apparently, a redesigned version of the […]

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Your Instagram Feed is Now on the Web

You know that Instagram feed you look at every time you open the app on your phone to see all the new pictures your friends and people you follow have posted? Previously, doing this was only limited to the screen of your phone (or tablet). But starting today, you will be able to do this […]