iCity: MacBook Pro new prices

I came across this Ad in alwatan newspaper today, I called them to the prices:

2.0 GHz = 599 KD
2.2 GHz = 699 KD

Dear Bloggers, the WAR is ON!

I have just got a confirmation from an “insider” that a local company socialmedia/online team have decided NOT to:

  • Follow Blog37 on twitter
  • Send me their latest news and offers
  • Invite me to their events
Because.. well well well.. because of the posts below :)
 
I don’t have much followers on twitter and it shows in the right column on the blog, I may not have much daily visits or many comments on every post I publish… But I’m so certain that these posts have hit their target… as an old saying that states “اللي على راسه بطحه يتحسس عليها“.
 
Fellow bloggers, the war is now ON.. are we up to it? Are we to FORCE these companies to change their terms and conditions from “puppeteering” our blogs to “reserving an Ad spot” ? It’s your choice.

 

Old is gold: A7mad ra7 el7adiqa

Remember this? You won’t if you were born later than 1988 I guess.. does any one know which year was that video?

Youtube link

[Cause] It’s time to give…

 

Thanks to our fellow blogger Rainy from Q8Rain, a great initiative of giving is now in the process to show the social responsibility role of blogging. We, as bloggers, have been covering social events and occasions, accepting invitations from here and there… etc. Now.. it’s time to give back to the community… and who’s worth giving more than children? 

Thank you Rainy for bringing our “good side” as bloggers to the surface :) Here’s Rainy’s post, worth reading.. and participating.

Best solution for traffic jam in Kuwait

It’s been like hell in the past few months, traffic jams have never been as bad as they are now. Day by day, it grows worse and in everywhere with no exception! I had the idea of a new concept car that fits traffic jams in Kuwait… imagine a car with only brakes! because.. in any way.. you’ll always be stuck in traffic and won’t even have a chance to go beyond 10 km/h

PS: Image is photoshop-ped!

Discuss: Social puppets and the Blue Book

I was discussing this topic the other day with a friend.. and the issue keeps poppin’ up again with local companies tying bloggers with contracts and actually asking them not to post or tweet about any other competitor, even it was a personal opinion. Well, if this is how things are going then we should take an action to counter attack what Corp-heads are doing, am I right?

Dear Corp-Heads,

turning the blog-o-sphere into a “sponsored” puppet show won’t work.. and these are some basic rules that I wish if my fellow bloggers would follow to teach Corp-heads some manners:

  1. No more sponsorship contracts.
  2. You’re welcome -as a company- to “rent” an advertising space on my blog.
  3. You -as a company- have no right to tell me what to write and what not to write on my blog.
  4. You -as a company- can take out your Ad’s at anytime if you do not like what I post about.
  5. I, as a blogger, can write about and criticize the advertising company services and products.
  6. I, as a blogger, by the rules of the Kuwaiti constitution, have the full right to post about whatever I want, and to go whatever event.
Dear Fellow bloggers,
I would really appreciate it if you add your input to the above and spread the word to other bloggers. Call it a bloggers “blue book”! having some rules that we agree to won’t harm, but would help. let’s unite to keep our blog-o-sphere “clean”. 

Waiting for your input :)

Old is gold: Shwayekh min arth maknas

 

I remember this when I was a little kid, a song from the golden age… the song is a very well known one, but this time “Rajaa’ Mohammed” is singing. An appearance of most of the golden age actors and actresses in Kuwait. Ordered as they have appeared in the video:

  • Ghanim Al.Salih
  • Ibrahim Al.Harbi
  • Ibrahim Al.Sallal
  • Taiba Al.faraj
  • Jassim Al.Nabhan
  • Taiba Ibrahim
  • Mohammed Al.Mansour
  • Mee’ad Awwad
  • Hayat Al.fahad
  • Ahmad Al.Saleh
  • Maryam Al.Saleh

My new facebook timeline.. Activated!

Yes yes yes.. this is my 3rd facebook post in a row. I was able to enable my facebook timeline, which will not be viewable except for those whom have their timeline enabled as well.

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Another facebook post: timeline

Yes I know I have posted about facebook yesterday, but here comes another post about the recently announced facebook timeline feature. I’ll cut short; amazing! below is a video and a link to a semi-live walkthrough.

 

 

facebook timeline walkthrough

Recent changes on facebook

I have tried the recently announced changes on facebook user homepage. At first sight, you will definitely get confused unless you follow a graphical guide you’ll find at the top of the home page. But, after reviewing and actually using these updates, I found them very useful, smooth, and easy to use.

THREE MAJOR CHANGES:

1- Updates time line:

A dynamic timeline that loads the “twitter way” showing recent updates at the top. This timeline will show at the top right side for your facebook homepage. Below is a screen shot of hovering an update, and getting its details displayed:

2- Custom lists:

Have ever wanted to list your friends into limited access, close friends, workmates, family members..etc to view updates from that specific list? As well as targeting them with specific status updates or walls posts? facebook custom lists now give you this feature. Below are two screen shots I have taken while creating a list for friends interested in receiving Blog37 updates.

 

 

3- Top Stories marking

Yes, you can mark stories in the timeline to be Top Stories showing always at the top of the page. Some stories will be initially marked as Top stories, I’m not sure on what basis, but I think it’s based on the level of people interaction with that specific post/article/story. Below is a screen shot of how to set a recent story into a top story, on your own feed!

 

Official video released by facebook below…

YouTube link