social media influencers

The Funeral of Youth Ambitions

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We’ve all been at this subject over and over again. Social media influencers, or more specifically, popular instagrammers. I’m not referring to all of them, I’m referring to the ones who are popular not for their specialty, not for their craft, but merely for posting selfies and videos of their daily lives and ramblings. Some instagrammers have reached that level by being an expert in something or associated with any kind of creativity: fashion bloggers, artists, musicians, writers; those are very legit in comparison. But those who baffle me are the popular instagrammers who when asked about, no one can answer what are they known for, except with: oh, everyone knows them on instagram. Read the rest of this entry »

Where Is The Woman In The #ARABsmis?

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Do we need a women quota even in large-scale summits? In a time where every other day there is a new summit, council, workshop, talks and speeches about women’s role in the society, women equality in the jobs market, women equality in the society, etc; we are still unconsciously marginalizing women in everything until we receive a directive from the country’s leadership mandating a certain quota to fit the woman in. Do we need a women quota to be mandated on all award ceremonies in all fields from now on to ensure women are remembered?

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