Stories about Jordan from August, 2007
Jordan: Athletes Health
Jordanian Hareega discusses the untimely deaths of ‘seemingly healthy’ athletes.
Jordan: Urban Development on Facebook
Ahmad Humeid from Jordan writes about a new Facebook group which aims to discuss urban development in the the kingdom.
Jordan: Prohibited Items
Charles Levinson, who lives in Jerusalem, compiles a list of all the items banned on flights from Jordan's Queen Alia's Airport.
Jordan: I Hate Iraqis Group on Facebook
“When Facebook.com was created, its creators never thought it would one day be a place for racist fights,” writes Jordanian Ahmad Al Ghasmary, who writes about his disappointment with the “I Hate Iraqis” group formed by Jordanians.
Jordan: Advertising Awards
Jordanian Ahmad Humeid, who says he is happy he quit his job in a leading advertising company at the beginning of his career, comments on the way some agencies are celebrating an annual awards ceremony.
Arabeyes: It's All in a Sign
Signs are an important means to get first-hand information or advertise messages necessary for everyday life. But what happens when the signs are misleading and don't serve the purpose they were put up for. Amira Al Hussaini takes us on a tour of blogs in the Middle East which take a closer look at signs.
Jordan: Arab-American Comedy Fun
Bakkouz from Jordan comments on a new Arab-American comedy taking the world by storm.
Jordan: Co-Blog Anyone?
“Are you interested in starting up a Co-Blog… Actually a business Co-Blog… Where you contribute to business knowledge,” asks M Kilany from Jordan.
Jordan: YouTube Down
“It seems YouTube is down. This is happening Monday 3:57 Amman time (12:57 GMT),” reports Ahmad Humeid from Jordan.
Arabeyes: Just a Pretty Face
Miss South Carolina's response in the Miss USA Pageant to a question on why a fifth of US students couldn't locate their country on the map was the butt of jokes on Middle Eastern blogs today. Here's a quick review of what some bloggers had to say about her ramblings.
Jordan: Laptop for Varsity Students
A plan to provide Jordanian university students with affordable laptops is finally being implemented, announces Ahmad Humeid from Jordan.
Israeli Journalist ‘Terrorises’ Ajram
Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram was ‘terrorised’ by an Israeli journalist in Jordan, notes Naseem Tarawnah.
Jordan: Food Prices On Fire!
Food prices are on the increase in Jordan, reports blogger Ahmad Al Ghashmary.
Jordan: First Jordanian Blogger to be Fined for Smoking
Jad claims he is the first Jordanian blogger to be fined .. for smoking!
Jordan: Where's the Applause?
Natasha Tynes from Jordan writes that her country will be accepting 50,000 Iraqi children in schools and wonders: “Where's the applause?”
Jordan: Shawarma Ban
The Black Iris from Jordan discusses the shawarma ban in his country.
Jordan: Sex Tape Spreads
The Observer from Jordan writes about a young couple, caught having sex on a phone camera which was later distributed, in a conservative society which shuns pre-marital sex.
Jordan: Why are Arabs Copying the West?
“Why is our ARAB society trying so hard to become just like the west? Living life with no barriers, as if everything is permitted. It’s horrible, and it’s only getting worse,” asks Deemco from Jordan.
Secratea from Jordan missed seeing her family over the summer, thanks to school work.
Jordanian Palestinian Shaden Abdul Rahman discusses e-cheating in this post.
Jordan: 7iber's New Look
Jordan's citizen journalism digital project 7iber is wearing a new dress, reports The Black Iris.