Dear friends and readers,
The times are tough, and the blogging business no longer able to sustain my very expensive habits. Therefore, I decided to take the latest offer from the CIA and sell out everything I have about ArabCrunch to them.
I did received 2 other offers from the Jordanian Intelligence Directorate (JID) and from the Mossed, but the most generous offer was from the CIA. I couldn't turn it down. The offer was too hard to resist, so I had to sell out all the information I have about ArabCrunch.
Oh for god's sake...
I think people love rumors. Facebook as a social network would probably benefit more by staying out of the ensuing battle between RIM, Apple, Google, Nokia and Microsoft. What they probably want to do is get Facebook "client" on every possible platform
Competition with these folks will not be in Facebook's favor as some might drop or discourage the use of Facebook on their phones.
Additionally, Facebook is a service company, not hardware. They have their fingers in software development but I haven't seen anything hardware from them.
It highlights words like:
Google (capital or small), come on, Google has been around for at least 10 years.
Facebook, as odd as it seems, some spell checkers choke on this one too!
iPhone (or iphone, Iphone), for heck's sake, this name has been floating around since 1996 (the original iPhone was a soft VoIP client)
VoIP, yeah it's about time! This is not a typo. This thing has been around forever by internet standards
Nokia, yeah, if spell check flags this one, it's pre-historic!
Social media, and social engineering are the new frontiers for people who are seeking to virally appeal to the masses. It helps people on small budgets have global reach way beyond their actual size.
Additionally, people can be as large as their dreams take them. Anyone can be an overnight hit, anyone can reach unprecedented levels of fame. Many enjoy these moments and spend the rest of their life savoring this "success".
But there are those who feel that the only way to stay in the lime light is to start fabricating news. Or picking up some imaginary friends (or enemies) and simply fighting these windmills, tirelessly!
For example, take the -once promising- ArabCrunch. Despite the big hype behind it and how it was going to change the world (for some), it barely brought anything note worthy. Other than something like the Yahoo-Maktoob deal. Possibly due to internal connections. But other than that, there was nothing important or even interesting that you couldn't find on other services like, say Startup Arabia.
The idea is, if you have a mediocre technology blog that is struggling to barely exist, make some news, or even perhaps the headlines of some yellow third class papers and you get your fame back.
Or so some people think!
That's how much time it took me from the minute I set foot on the ground of New York airport, young and enthusiastic, until the day I was finally recognized by the president of the United States of America as "Fellow Citizen"
Today marks the date in which I have earned a citizenship of country that has liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness as integral parts of it's constitution. There is no one here better than me, not even the president, and that is the law of the land.
I look back and remember my father's wasted 40 years in the harsh Sun and desert of Kuwait. After 40 years, he can't even visit that place. In a little over a quarter of that period, I was proclaimed "one of us" by the most powerful president in the world.
I just couldn't stop my self from sharing this, this is just amazing.
If anything it just shows how little we know. Even as doctors and scientests. What we don't know is so much more than what we do...
Just watch this and admire how we were created