I talked about this a few times on Twitter and I think it’s time for a post. Nasser Al-Mutawa tweeted some of the “Arabic” hashtags that were used in Twitter recently which you can see above.
For those who do not read Arabic the hash tags below are:
- Would you consider marrying a girl who has a Twitter account
- Your view about a girl who watches football
- Your view on girls using mobiles
All the above is a reason why Arabs did not create Twitter. We keep taking the “wester” ideas and try to adjust it to our wants. Twitter is created to have a place where freedom of speech for everyone and not the traditions of cultures. A place where point of view is respected (If and only if it does not disrespect anyone).
We keep attacking the “west” yet we use everything the “west” creates. If we are creative enough, we would only copy them and call it “Awitter” or something like that. Twitter goes global while we do not 1 Arabic site that is even regional. Our Twitter accounts is full of hate towards other believes, backgrounds, and anyone who does not agree with us. Why ruin Twitter?
I say if Twitter was ours, please do whatever you want….but it’s not.