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  • Digital Diplomacy and Lebanon’s most connected

    Earlier in November, Portland released How the Middle East Tweets – the most comprehensive map to date of Twitter connectivity between influencers across the Middle East. By analysing influencers across the region, Portland was able to rank top users in terms of how many other key tweeters in the Middle East follow them. How the […]

    It’s brutal, it’s honest and it’s not Twitter’s fault

    ‘You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others’ It’s difficult to think of a more obvious contravention of Twitter’s terms of use than the Israeli Defence Force’s live blogging and tweeting of its attack on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Of course, contravening T+Cs is far from the most significant of the […]

    Not Your Father’s America

    A bit of automobile history. Back in the late 1980s, the Oldsmobile car company was struggling to stay relevant in a changing American culture. Founded in 1897, Olds had produced more than 30 million automobiles in its long run as an up-market brand for General Motors. But tastes were changing. GM called on its advertising […]

    Republicans must modernize to win on the national stage

    Here in the UK, Conservatives like to talk about “progressive conservatism”.  And while many might not be able to explain fully what it means, the party’s reform process and evolution put the Conservatives in No 10 for the first time in 13 years.  This transformation could be a lesson for today’s Republicans across the pond. […]

    How the Middle East Tweets (Arabic)

     سلطان القاسمي الأكثر تواصلاً في الشرق الاوسط “بورتلاند كوميونيكيشنز” تنشر خريطة الأكثر تواصلاً على تويتر من بين المؤثرين في الشرق الأوسط أبوظبي، 7 نوفمبر 2012: كشفت دراسة حديثة لمعدلات استخدام موقع “تويتر” للتواصل الاجتماعي في الشرق الأوسط عن تربع الناشط والمعلق الإماراتي سلطان القاسمي على رأس قائمة “تغريدات الشرق الأوسط” التي تضم أكثر 500 شخصية تواصلاً عبر موقع “تويتر” […]

    How the Middle East Tweets (English)

    Sultan Al Qassemi tops index of the most connected tweeters in the Middle East Portland publishes most comprehensive map of Twitter connectivity between influencers across the Middle East Commentator Sultan Al Qassemi tops How the Middle East Tweets , a ranking of the 500 “most connected” Twitter users in the region. The study, being launched today in […]

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