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Software and Computer Code

Since I’ve decided to publish my researches on my personal blog, here’s just another research about why it is important to study software and computer code in the digital age. This research answers the questions: what is the digital age / information society? what is software / code? Finally, I used Google as a case study.  Your … Continue reading

Offline e-relationships

‘The Internet is conceived as a space of activity that leads to the formation of new ties, reconfiguring access to new and existing social ties’ (Mesch and Talmud, 585). E-relationships are those relationships which we form through online interactions (e.g. social network platforms) and develop into face-to-face relationship. This phenomenon has become more obvious with … Continue reading

Facebook and Lent!

Alright, I have a confession to make. A few days ago, I have decided to give up Facebook for Lent. I thought it would be easy and a good idea since I spend a few hours going and coming back to check it. Since I’m writing this post, you may well know by now that … Continue reading

Political Economy of Tracking Technology

{The following is a research paper which I submitted for one of my courses at Swansea University} Binary code on a surface of a planet {Photo source} Introduction In the digital age, one may think the rapid development of technologies brings greater freedom as people can access and possess new technologies anywhere and at any … Continue reading

In Photos: Vigil for Gaza in Swansea

Over 50 supporters of Palestine gathered near Swansea city centre on Wednesday in solidarity with Gaza. Some of the chants they chanted were “from the river to the sea Palestine will be free”, “free free Palestine”, and “end the occupation, end the siege”. Here are some photos: Please note that this is the second event held in solidarity with … Continue reading

Bethlehem celebrates!

Some of my photos and a video of the official festival that took place today in manger square to celebrate adding “The birth place of Jesus: the Nativity Church and its pilgrimage route” to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger. ENJOY! 🙂

Church of Nativity officially on UNESCO list

Here are some photos of what has happened after the announcement of the UNESCO to include the Church of the Nativity (the traditional birthplace of Jesus) and its pilgrimage route to the list of World Heritage in Danger. Read more (Palestinians celebrate UNESCO vote)

How to make a Palestinian piñata

On each of my friends’ birthdays, I face the difficulty of choosing the right present. This time, I came up with the idea of making a Palestinian version piñata. My idea was to paint the separation wall on a homemade piñata. You may ask why I chose a symbol of oppression. Well, it’s all about breaking … Continue reading

Mother of 4 jailed sons: Christians suffer for homeland

“Since 2004, the whole family did not gather, not even once. Someone is always missing,” recounted Alexandra Halabi, a Christian mother of four sons imprisoned by Israeli forces. When Alexandra’s eldest son Raed was detained in July 2004, she did not know it was only the beginning of a struggle that would scatter her family. … Continue reading

Breaking news… stormy infiltrator foiled!

Eyewitnesses: the snow storm was stopped at Za’tara checkpoint; occupation forces are searching every cloud of it. Reports say four clouds, a polar bear and an undercover penguin were detained allegedly for smuggling water to the Palestinian territories. The Quartet intervened but failed. Mr. Ban Ki Moon called to inquire about the situation without getting … Continue reading