Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

  • Twitter photos from historic vote in new Libya first election
    My heart is full of joy today for the Libyan people. If you follow my blog, you know that I have followed the Libyan revolution from almost the very first day. Although I have never had the pleasure and privilege of visiting Libya – and I do so hope that I will soon – I have been there in spirit and made so many good and true friends through twitter, that Libya...
    by at July 7th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
  • Twitter with Purpose
    Like all writers, I love words. I like to play with them and caress them, putting just the right ones in the right combinations to tease the senses or trick the mind. My fiction is sprinkled with phrases that linger between poetry and prose. I also like to write pithy, straight forward facts and opinions expressed directly, with no frills, no icing on the cake. That’s...
    by at July 15th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • The Arab Tyrant Manual by Iyad El-Baghdadi
    The credit goes to @iyad_elbaghdadi who put together an “The Arab Tyrant Standard Revolution Response Manual” on Twitter today. I like to call it “”Dictatorship for Dummies.” Iyad El-Baghdadi from Dubai: So an Arab Tyrant would, in response to revolution: Offer money like pay increases… Say: “This is not X” (where X is...
    by at March 23rd, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • Twitter Tribute to Mohammed Nabbous known to world as “Mo”
    This morning in Benghazi, a journalist hero lost his life to a sniper bullet while videotaping the aftermath of Gaddafi bombardment. Mohammed Nabbous started Libya Alhurra TV exactly one month ago with his laptop and an inordinate amount of courage. His following grew daily with a worldwide audience rapt with the revolution for democracy in Libya, but also enthralled...
    by at March 19th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • Egypt Youth refuse to meet Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton continues to slide in her credibility ratings among the youth of the Middle East. The Egypt Youth Revolution refused to meet with her in Cairo, reflecting the disdain for her expressed on the twittersphere. Democracy-seeking youth can see through her hypocrisy and the BS and aren’t about to let her get away with it. She’s being pillared on Twitter...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Japan explosions, meltdowns and radiation releases at nuclear sites
      Fukushima Reactor #3 hydrogen explosion Mar 13 Fukushima: 2 hydrogen explosions in 2 days. Reactor #1 yesterday. Reactor #3 today. Problems in 3 other plants. Official Japanese government line: partial meltdowns; containment cores intact; released radiation not harmful to humans. Crew of USS Ronald Reagan exposed to one month’s radiation in one hour while...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • Where is Twitter outrage at Russia and China opposition to no-fly zone for Libya?
    Does Libya want a no-fly zone or not? Is that considered “help or intervention?” If they do want a no-fly zone, then why aren’t the tweets flying hard and fast that show outrage at Russia and China for opposing a UN Security Council resolution for a no-fly zone to be enforced by NATO? I follow Twitter #Libya and #Egypt religiously. First I heard, “Where...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • Libya united: No-fly zone YES, foreign military invention NO
    “This is a revolution of Libyans, by Libyans, for Libyans,” says @septimus_sever. And he is not alone. The tweetosphere is united. Libyans do not want foreign military intervention. No fly-zone YES. Foreign armies NO. I received the following Tweets in the last 2 hours. The same opinion is coming from all sources. “Allow Libyan ppl 2 make their own fate.” “Not...
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Neocons should follow Libyans on Twitter – no military intervention please!
    The Neocons in America should try following Twitter from Libya to see how Libyans feel about U.S. military intervention there. They want a no-fly zone so they have a more level playing field on which to defeat Gaddafi, but they want to throw him out themselves. It’s their revolution. It’s their country. They don’t want foreign military intervention. I’m...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 04:02 pm
  • Gaddafi drug jokes among tales of hope and struggle on Twitter
    It’s not only the Egyptians who can make jokes in the face of terror and struggle. The tweets coming out of Libya, usually focused on the latest clashes, flag-raising, defections and calls for a no-fly zone, are interspersed with jokes about the Gaddafi family – especially Muammar, Saif and drugs. Even Saif Gaddafi has a weak spot for jokes, declaring in an...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Sandmonkey’s thoughts on Egyptian democracy
    In case you don’t tweet and aren’t following @Sandmonkey in Cairo, this is a compilation of his tweets today for about half an hour. He has about 25,000 followers so far. I’d watch those numbers climb. He isn’t as well known as Wael Gohnim, but is just as strong as player. There were lots of replies in between, but I’m just giving his point...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Sandmonkey, Ahmed Mohar and Wael Gohnim bring down Mubarak
    The April 6th Movement leader Ahmed Mohar, a tweeter @Sandmonkey (just one name out of hundreds) and a Google exec Wael Gohnim used Facebook, Twitter and TV and old-fashioned legwork to organize and perpetuate a national revolt that started with the youth and spread to the labor unions. Of course they didn’t do it alone, but they have emerged as rock stars –...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 10:02 am