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September 17, 2009
Posted: 704 GMT

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Special Contribution from iReporter – Ali Dahmash

Amman, JORDAN - I have to give credit to social media such as Twitter & Facebook for making it possible for me to interact with Paulo Coelho, the CEO of Aramex & Orange Jordan, Jordanian Minister of Environment in a very short timeand be featured on CNN “Inside the Middle East”. That’s why I attended Amman Twestival 2009 which is a discussion Panel held for Bloggers and Twitters.

This year the discussion was about Entrepreneurship and Digital Media. Similar events were running simultaneously in more than 202 cities worldwide and Jordanian bloggers as myself were able to participate in this open discussion. It was an open discussion between the four guest Panels, the moderator and the audience and we were able to discuss the future of social media in Jordan and where it is heading as well as many of our concerns. The Panel also discussed the latest in the social media scene and how it is affecting corporations and entrepreneurs in interacting with their clients and customers.

During the event, many Twitterers were sending updates and live feedback on Twitter which was over projected behind the Panel podium. The event lasted until the late hours of the night and was followed by Hot Drinks and the famous Ramadan desert “Atayef” and also a chance for side talks we bloggers and Twitters had with each other which I enjoyed the most. It was a great and enlightening opportunity and finally a chance to connect faces with Twitter profiles.

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MJ   September 17th, 2009 6:32 pm ET

This is such a great story. I am so glad that young Arabs are doing great things with new media and technology. Hope to cover such things more often.

Zeid Nasser   September 18th, 2009 10:09 am ET

Way to go Sally!

Nice video Ali .... keep it up.

Ali Dahmash   September 18th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

Great job Sally, well done

Under My Olive Tree: Amman Twestival on CNN   September 18th, 2009 6:38 pm ET

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Sami   September 19th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

I loved seeing young Arabs doung great stuff. Please keep reporting on Jordan and may be show us other Arab countries and Petra too!

Sami Shalabi   September 20th, 2009 12:02 am ET

Nice job Sally!

Under My Olive Tree » Amman Twestival on CNN   August 26th, 2010 9:23 am ET

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