Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

The highlight of 2011 so far has been the uprisings taking place in North Africa and the Middle East, particularly the Egyptian revolution. The Egyptian people have managed, through a peaceful revolution, to topple down a dictatorship that ruled the country for 30 years. One of the most interesting aspects of that revolution is that technology, particularly the Internet, played a very important role. As an Egyptian and a technology specialist, I figured I should analyze the role played by the Internet as a whole, and by Web 2.0 in particular.

Google strikes again!!

The folks at Google just rolled out yet another application that tackles an area previously dominated by Twitter and Facebook: Microblogging! Microblogging is posting small entries that usually consist of nothing but a short sentence fragment, or an image or embedded video. This is commonly known as “tweeting” for those who use Twitter (except that Twitter only allows text and URLs – no images or videos). The same concept is found in Facebook where users post status updates, images, videos and links.

Recently, the term OpenID has started to gain much attention, especially among bloggers. But what is OpenID? As mentioned in the OpenID website:

OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. OpenID eliminates the need for multiple user names across different websites, simplifying your online experience.


Database Land

Posted: November 27, 2007 in Announcements
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In addition to deciding whether or not to move my blog to WordPress, I have also decided to start a new blog. This new blog “Database Land” will be dedicated to databases, and anything related to them, which makes sense since it is my primary research area. Here is the address of the new blog:

There will also be a permanent link to the new blog on the side bar of this page. Happy reading!

Blogger vs. WordPress

Posted: November 23, 2007 in Announcements
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For some unknown reason, I suddenly decided to give WordPress a try. However, I will not abandon my original blog on Blogger just yet. Until I decide which of them I will continue to use, I will be posting to both of them at the same time. So please feel free to visit either of them, and let me know in the comments if you think one of two services is particularly better than the other (based on personal experience).

Blogging & Research

Posted: July 25, 2006 in Thoughts
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So I just attended this talk. The speaker was a Masters student doing her research in Social Computing, and Bloggingis her main research interest and the topic of the talk. Her ultimate point was that it is very good for researchers to blog about their research ideas and progress. Let me just clarify that she meant blogging within protected corporate intranet blogs, not the open web. In her opinion, blogging about research has the following benefits: (more…)