Could Mastodon be the twitter killer?

 I just started using the new social network, Mastodon. No I don’t need another social media platform, but there’s quite a buzz about it so I wanted to try it.

Mastodon Is a new social media platform, it was created by 24-year-old Eugene Rochko of Germany. He named it after the band, not the extinct species, “I brought all my friends to Twitter back in the day,” says Rochko, 24. “I kept promoting it to everybody I knew. I really loved the service. But it continuously made decisions that I didn’t like. So in the end I decided that maybe Twitter itself is not the way to go forward.” Rochko envisioned something more like email, or RSS: you send public messages to anyone who follows you on the service. Anyone can create a server and host their own instance of Mastodon, and Mastodon works in the background to connect them.

The interface is separated into columns that stream your notifications and the timeline of people you follow,  just like tweetdeck. To log in, picked an instance of Mastodon off this list and set up an account. Now you can  share posts or “Toots” and follow other users just like twitter, but each “toot” allows for up to 500 characters versus 140 of twitter. A retweet is a “boost,” and a like is a “favourite.” Mastodon also includes a “content warning” feature, which you can use to hide content with a click-through requirement.

Currently, Mastodon is ad-free and open-source. It also outlines a very clear set of rules for its users: “racism or advocation of racism, sexism or advocation of sexism, discrimination against gender and sexual minorities (and) xenophobic and/or violent nationalism” is strictly banned. At present there are  Android app for Mastodon and one for iOS. Make sure to follow me Here

So Could Mastodon be the twitter killer? Or could it become the next Google+!? Time will tell the story

 

The Nokia 3310 is Here! But I am not interested.

Retro is back in vogue, so is the NOKIA 3310!
The whole world has been cheering about its arrival including my Lebanese friends, and the returns of snake! But I will definitely miss out.
Going retro in technology means turning back time and I am very happy and lucky living NOW in the social media era. Like many of you I don’t use a phone for phone calls but for apps, music, snapping pictures and videos, and all these can’t be done with the NOKIA 3310
So what is the fuss all about? Are you looking forward to Sharp re-releasing a new black and white television?

A7la Balad Bel 3alam

 

Winter in Lebanon: As Not Seen on TV

48 hours of adventure around the snowy mountains of Lebanon; a unique documentary showing this beautiful country called Lebanon! 48 hours of shooting, 4 cameras, 6 crew members, a high definition drone, 72 hours of editing and lots of Love… Enjoy "A7la Balad Bel 3alam"

Posted by NoGarlicNoOnions on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

48 hours of adventure around the snowy mountains of Lebanon; a unique documentary showing my beautiful country!

Thank you to my fellow blogger Anthony Rhayel  also known as NogarlicNoOnions for this great work! what I like about Antony is that he created a brand from his blog, and always makes sure to share the positive energy of this beautiful country, and promoting Lebanon as a great Brand!

Keep It Up!

Happy Community Manager Appreciation Day!

When I tell people that I’m a community manager, it always leads to a complicated explanation of what I do on a daily basis. Simply because it’s not a widely recognized title here!  Instead I tell people that I’m a Digital Marketing Strategist. When I get asked what I do exactly I typically respond with this “I tweet and post on Facebook all day.” even though the job of a community manager is much, much more than posting pictures and responding to comments and tweets.Community managers often manage different tasks at their organizations. We have a hand in public relations, customer service, content marketing, marketing strategy, research, analytics, branding…
I wrote this post because today is “Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) was created back in 2010 by Jeremiah Owyang to celebrate the tireless efforts of community managers around the world.
Does your company have a community manager? Have you had a great experience from a brand thanks to their community manager? Today’s their day, so thank them for the wonderful job that they’re doing.”