Technology & Social Media

The ever-changing tech world keeps us running after the latest news to keep you informed. Apps, websites and new technology mixed up with the rapidly expanding world of social media – all under one roof to make sure you’re always in the know.

Misogynistic ‘Estargel’ Campaign Takes over Egyptian Streets

Misogynistic ‘Estargel’ Campaign Takes over Egyptian Streets

    A campaign called ‘Estargel‘ (Man Up) has been going viral on social media, after its  street banners started making a strong appearance on the streets of Egypt. The banners/campaign basically ask men to man up, specifically by stop their women from wearing tight clothes.           The campaign’s Facebook page […]

This 360-Degree Video in the UAE Will Spin Your Head Right Round, Right Round

This 360-Degree Video in the UAE Will Spin Your Head Right Round, Right Round

A post shared by XDubai (@xdubai) on Aug 21, 2017 at 4:59am PDT   If you think that gliding along an Emirates A380 is a thing of fantasy, well… think again.   The xDubai team has done it all and now these wild daredevils have teamed up with the guys over at Dubai 360 to […]

Celebrate Twitter’s 10th Anniversary with These Hashtag Hacks

Celebrate Twitter’s 10th Anniversary with These Hashtag Hacks

  Today marks the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential websites in history! August 23, 2007 saw the birth of a phenomenon that revolutionized the way people and brands communicate — especially in the Middle East. Twitter quickly became a very important part of a lot of people, and directly influenced the lives […]

Twitter’s Latest Trending Hashtag Is Giving Arab Artists a Voice Everywhere

Twitter’s Latest Trending Hashtag Is Giving Arab Artists a Voice Everywhere

The #ArabArtists has been a hot and trending hashtag on Twitter, for the past couple of days. The purpose behind the hashtag was to utilize the popular social media platform in order to compile the works of some of the region’s artists, and to have them introduce themselves to the online world.   Approximately 2,500 […]

Dubai Police to Become the First Ever Police Department to Launch an E-Game

Dubai Police to Become the First Ever Police Department to Launch an E-Game

Another day, another chance for Dubai to be extra — but in the best way possible.     Dubai’s police have just launched a one-of-a-kind e-game, making them the first police department to ever launch one (obviously). The game, Friends of the Police, aims at raising awareness, as well as educate and protect members of […]

Woman Finding out About Her Cheating Fiance via Facebook Post Will Give You Hope in Social Media

Woman Finding out About Her Cheating Fiance via Facebook Post Will Give You Hope in Social Media

  We would accept being anything or anyone today, except for this woman named Aya. We love the Internet, and today social media has proved -yet again- that it can equally save and ruin lives. A hilarious Facebook post by Hasnaa El-Debawy went viral because she is basically every woman’s best friend.   The post […]

VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

A video showing a low-ranking police officer (2ameen shorta) allegedly harassing women in an Egyptian metro has been going viral on Facebook. The video indicates that he was in an altercation with one specific woman, which then turned the entirety of the metro’s all-female passengers against him.     The altercation -according to the Facebook […]

15-Year-Old Emirati Student Just Launched Her Award-Winning Experiment into Space

15-Year-Old Emirati Student Just Launched Her Award-Winning Experiment into Space

Alia Al Mansoori, a 15-year-old student from the United Arab Emirates, has been declared the winner of the first UAE Genes in Space competition — which was held in the UAE in partnership with the UAE Space Agency, The National, and Boeing.   The competition was open to students across the country in grades 7-12, and […]

‘Selfie Paramedics’ Punished by Egypt’s Ministry of Health

‘Selfie Paramedics’ Punished by Egypt’s Ministry of Health

  One selfie that has sparked outrage across the country this week was taken during one of the biggest transportation disasters in Egypt’s recent history. The Ministry of Health announced on Friday evening (August 11th, 2017) that two trains colliding in Alexandria have killed at least 41 people, and injured at least 179 passengers.   […]

Nelly Karim Gets Slut-Shamed for Wearing a Bikini

Nelly Karim Gets Slut-Shamed for Wearing a Bikini

by Nadia Aly

On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Egyptian starlet and former ballerina, Nelly Karim, posted a photo on her Instagram account.   The photo shows the beautiful actress on a beach, wearing a bikini. Despite the very raw, real, natural, and non-provocative way in which Karim was presenting herself in the photo, social media users still had […]