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Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Tunisia

The 9th Tunisian Blogger Meetup [1] will be taking [2] place [3] on Sunday, December 25th at Café 112 in downtown Tunis, at the end of Palestine Avenue. The results of the Tunisian Blog Awards will be announced in the meetup.

Building upon Mochekes‘ post about the situation of Tunisian IT engineers and programmers [4] (in French), Slaim suggests the building of a website which will be kind of an IT company stock market [5] where all Tunisian engineers can assess the companies they're working or worked for, and exchange invaluable information for better personal development and career management in Tunisia. He thinks it could become the perfect dashboard where companies and bosses are evaluated each day each hour constraining them and pushing them to do/behave better and give more.

Zizou covers the assassination of Gebran Toueni from Beirut, posting about the assassination [6], the feelings and reaction to it [7] in the Lebanese street and the huge funeral [8] (in French).

Tom writes about the work environment and how it is a micro system of its own [9] in which a number of different people, who were put together without their choosing, co-exist and interact, building different types of relationships here and there, and all working for their own goals and in their own directions. (in French)

Nothing just illusion writes about how famous Lebanese singer Marcel Khalifa is now banned in Tunisia [10] because of a dedication he made in a concert he held in Tunisia to all the Arab prisoners in Israeli prisons and in Arab prisons (in French).

Sup'Comian boy thinks that ADSL prices in Tunisia are too high [11]. He compares the prices in Tunisia, where a miserable 128K connection goes for 50 Tunisian dinars to the prices in Europe, where the average personal income is double that in Tunisia. Tunisie Telecom makes huge benefits every year, he thinks they could reduce internet communication costs and make it more accessible (in French).

Sami criticizes the Tunisian blog aggregator for not including blogs of Tunisian cyber-dissidents [12], which is not entirely true nor entirely false, and thinks that the Tunisian bloggers in the aggregator now discuss every issue in the world but the important issues for Tunisia, and that all they do is reflect this perfected touristic vision of Tunisia (in French).

Mochekes writes about how Tunisiana, the first private mobile phone operator in Tunisia, will be launching a 300 kb/s internet service in February [13], building on the EDGE platform which is 2.75G technology. (in French).

Tarek tries to answer the longstanding controversy: what exact discipline does Astrology fall under? [14] With it definitely not being a Science, nor a branch of Humanities, he uses the definition of Business in an online etymology dictionary to conclude that Astrology can rightly fall under the business category.

Zied wishes Tunisia was more like Singapore [15]. He wishes we could build a technology and worldwide services based economy, that one of Tunisia’s University could make the Top 20 of the world’s best universities and that Tunisian bloggers could become a dominant force in the global blogosphere.

Chouchitou talks about all the pamphlets and offers we receive in our mailboxes [16] and how they never offer anything new or of value, just the same stuff everywhere. The special offers aren’t special at all and the marketing stops halfway (in French).