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20.7.09

Michael Jackson's Funeral

Walking down the streets of Swefieh you can see that Jackson family is allowing Jordanians to come pay their respects :-)


14.7.09

Google "Jordan"

Have you ever googled "Jordan"?




I've done that today. And maybe many of us did. What is embarrassing, but maybe not surprizing, is that a country with about six million inhabitants and long history is under represented in a Google search infront of the basketball player "Michael Jordan".

Michael Jordan does, indeed, have a big popularity around the world. However, when we're talking about Jordan, the country, I expect seeing many results about the touristic sights in the country like Petra or Wadi Rum. I also expect that many people have a caption of their own photos mentioning something about Jordan or Amman the capital. I'd also expect something about the political role that Jordan is playing in the Middle East with all its conflicts. But embarrassingly, the one person, Michael Jordan, seems to have more accomplishments to talk about in the internet and to receive more hits.

The search results in Google Images is not nesseserily an indication of how important someone or something is. Neither it reflects the size of achievments and work that is done. However, it is definitly a measure of how much it/he has grabed people's attention to read about, and so its/his web pages will be ranked high is search engines.

I'm saying this because I feel that our contribution in the internet world, as Arab in general, is very limited and this might be considered a symptom.

4.7.09

Rainbow Street

I've really liked the way that the municipility of Amman had repaired and designed the Rainbow street. I think it has become a city attraction that's full of tourists as well as a destination for the city's inhabitants.

I liked to share with you some of the photos that I took yesterday.






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