I have temporarily changed my Twitter icon from #FreeAlaa to the image on the left, which has resulted in a number of questions from people wondering what I’m advocating now. And so I’ll tell you: Wednesday is the International Day to End Impunity. Though this is not an issue that I work on myself, as […]
Tag: free expression
Does ‘Trending’ a Topic Matter?
This week, my friend Gilad Lotan of SocialFlow wrote an excellent blog post explaining how trending topics really work, in an attempt it seems, to put rumors of censorship to rest. Twitter has been dealing with these rumors for quite some time, and last December publicly explained that Trending Topics are about velocity, not volume, […]
Arabloggers 2011: Tunisian Voices
Tunisian bloggers & Politics, featuring Riadh Guerfali (@Astrubaal), Amira Yahyaoui (@mira404), Tarek Kahlaoui (@t_kahlaoui), Mehdi Lamloum (@MehdiLamloum) and Slim Amamou (@Slim404), moderated by Malek Khadraoui. The panelists spoke in French and Arabic, so all quotes below are an approximation. Some background: Tunisia is preparing to write its constitution, and both political parties and independent “lists” […]