In the coolest move I’ve seen in ages, the Lebanese blog aggregator is now open to Jordanian bloggers, because, according to the blog: “Jordan and Lebanon as a community on Twitter are pretty close, which led to us reading their blogs and them reading ours.”
Yay, the little pan-Arab idealist in me is having a little party.
Submit your blog here: http://www.lebanonaggregator.com/2012/03/jordanian-bloggers-on-lebanon.html
AndFarAway finally supports new, cooler kinds of comments.
Yes, I know, I’m late to the party. But this place is older than both Facebook AND Twitter, so leave me alone.
Long-time blog reader and friend Isam has been nagging incessantly to support Facebook comments for the past two years.
Okay. Not really. Fake fruits and candy taste better anyway. But AndFarAway has gone through a series of improvements, and I have Mohammed Al-Shara to thank for that.
The improvements include:
1. We moved AndFarAway’s database from Yahoo’s disastrous hosting to Mohammed’s own. This will improve sooo many things, including better social integration (eventually, hi Isam), speed, and reliability
2. The WordPress version has been upgraded to the latest version (now I have to upgrade my Mac to Lion so that I’m all 201l)
3. Mohammed also cleaned up some of the database, which is really old and really large.
Thank you Mohammed, you rock! :)
I’d also like to thank a bunch of amazing people who have helped me out over the past six years by attempting to fix issues related to Yahoo’s disastrous hosting, namely: Ibrahim, Rani, Razan, Emad, and Amer.
No more Yahoo. Yahoo!
Fellow Jordanian onliner Shadi Haddad (or Khaled, as I like to call him) has started a really cool initiative called Warsheh.
Basically, it aims to support skilled labor, and is targeted towards teens aged 15 to 24 who either:
1. Have no desire to complete a college education.
2. Have a talent/knack for working with their hands.
3. Need to provide for themselves or their needy families.
What you can do to support this initiative now is to like their Facebook page and thus be updated with their news. Yalla, it’s easy and quick :)
Just click here:
Warsheh Initiative is a non-profit initiative that was created under the “Social Leaders Program” with Injaz.
1024 pixel wrapper (as opposed to eight fricking hundred). A Facebook page AND a Facebook box for you to like AndFarAway. A new design style after 4 years of the other one.
And you have Haitham to thank for that.
It started with a Facebook message. He realized how stupid I was to not create a Facebook page for AndFarAway, and offered to create one for me. And he did.
With a brand new Facebook page, I decided that AndFarAway itself also needs to join the new millennium, after 5 years of no visual changes.
So… here you go. You can start by being awesome and liking AndFarAway on Facebook:
Big thanks to Haitham, who has done one of the nicest things anyone has ever done to me.