twitter has been adopted by many celebrities and other big shot names as a way to stay in touch with the masses. But, as they keep on racking up followers, they don't seem to be following as many. Come think of it, these big names appear to be following themselves. So, nothing really changed by adopting new social networking venues. These people keep on dispersing the same messages towards the public and receive the messages of the elite few. I really despise these arrogant personalities that take on twitter, for example, and become friends with the same few they would be associated with in the real world and still pepper the public with the same headlines, slogans, and stale quotes. examples: @queenrania, @HHShkMohd, & @SenJohnMcCainRead more >>
the other thing that keeps bothering me is the glorifying of Arab leaders. How could they accept, and in many cases demand, such unsubstantiated respect and admiration. In all democracies the world over leaders are often grilled over deteriorating economic and social conditions and are usually not reelected for subsequent terms if things don't improve. For Arab leaders this concept never seems to be an option. for ones that allow elections, the result seems to to always be in the %99-%99.9 range. for others, the throne is a god given right. and, in both cases, the amazing, make believe accomplishments are always paraded and celebrated in a very sad way!