Facebook appoints Lebanese Ramez Shehadi as its managing director for the MENA region

In a press release issued on November 20, Facebook has announced the appointment of Lebanese Ramez Shehadi, as its managing director for the Middle East and North Africa region. Shehadi has been an outstanding entrepreneur, with a wide experience with some top international firms, occupying positions most notably as Senior Partner and Managing Director of the MENA portfolio of Booz Allen Hamilton, Lead Partner of the MENA Digital Business and Technology practice of Booz &…

Spotify officially launches in Lebanon and the MENA region, to compete with Deezer and Anghami

It's been available for access for years through unorthodox ways, and rumored for months, but Spotify Arabia has now been finally, officially launched in 13 countries of the MENA region as of Tuesday. The list includes the UAE, Qatar, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the Palestine territories. It wasn't however launched in war-torn countries such as Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen. The music streaming app will have free and…

#FightWithMichele: Needed Funds for Michele’s Treatment Raised in Less than 1 Month!

1 month ago
The #FithWithMichele fundraising campaign which was kicked off a month ago to help cover Michele Hajal’s $740K curative treatment (CAR-T CELLS THERAPY) in the United States has succeeded and Michele will be on her way ...

#Elections2018 Infographic: What are Lebanese Saying on Social Media?

7 months ago
A friend referred me to an interesting infographic on reddit highlighting the reactions of Lebanese on social media in regards to the upcoming elections. I tracked down the original post, which was published on socialmediatag ...

I Downloaded a Copy of my Facebook Data

7 months ago
I recently saw an article on the NYTimes where the author downloaded all the information that Facebook has on him and shared his thoughts on it. I had never noticed that download option to be ...

“Regram” Button Coming to Instagram?

1 year ago
The Next Web reported yesterday that Instagram is currently testing a range of new features, including one that will allow users to repost or as they called it “Regram” pictures on Instagram. As you all ...

Netflix Hilarious Response to the Hariri Crisis

1 year ago
When asked by a Lebanese tweep to do a series on the mysterious resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Netflix responded with “ننأى بالنفس”, which is pretty much what Lebanon has NOT been doing for ...

Instagram Finally Introduces Face Filters

1 year ago
The latest Instagram update just added “Face filters” to your Instagram stories, similarly to the popular Snapchat augmented reality selfie filters. You will see a small face when you’re adding a story that will let ...

I won The “Top Blogger” Award At the 2017 “Middle East Social Media Festival”

1 year ago
I was invited yesterday to receive my award at the “Middle East Social Media Festival 2017” under the category “Top Social Media Blogger”. The MESMA (Middle East Social Media Award) “rewards individuals in various categories ...

Facebook F8 is Hosting a Beirut Meetup This Year

1 year ago
Facebook’s annual developer conference F8 is taking place this year on April 18-19 in San Jose, California. Facebook is set to reveal new features and changes to their page and it will all be live-streamed ...