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The Twitter Embassy

Two articles have been published over the past few days about the pioneer bloggers in this area of which I am privileged to be counted as one. The first article written by Sultan Al-Qassemi and the other published just today by Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri in his daily column in Al-Wasat newspaper in which he too asserted the role that these bloggers have played over the years in shaping self-expression and speech in the Arab world specifically. …

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Abundant signs of a disintegrated, fractured Bahrain

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When one-time valued friends choose to become enemies and permeate mistrust in those they once held in high regard and trust, a reboot button might be the only way forward, because continuing like this, will turn the whole situation uglier than our darkest nightmares.Twitter’s a place where you go to get your blood pressure up these days. It has become a longer a place where intelligent conversation seldom takes place, especially when engaged with the …

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Twitter, or the Olive Branch

Much has been said already about the effect of Social Media in mobilising the youth to grab what hitherto have been intractable and untouchable situations and catapulting them into world view, gaining tremendous moral support from the resulting wave of sympathisers and effecting real change, as has already happened in both Tunisia and Egypt. Twitter of course has been a chief enabler of these waves. We’ve seen it shine in just about every situation since inception, …

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Tweeting wisdoms and dead kings

One of the things I love about Twitter is the occasional “wisdom” one picks up, or a nice idiom or even a pithy and sometimes sarcastic remark that enhances your understanding, or even better puts that niggling question in your mind that makes you search for an appropriate answer. This morning, intrepid Tweeter funaki who is also a Bahrain-based blogger, tweeted this: “Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails …

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