Mina Zaher

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Is Periscope for Live News Too Farfetched?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 September 2015 | (16:46)

When news of Tony Hall's vision for the BBC started to spread across the various digital channels on Monday, I couldn't help but feel there was one specific platform that needed mentioning: Periscope.

The director general talked about the need for an open BBC, the drive towards...

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Don't Have a Go at Me Because You Don't Understand Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted 10 December 2012 | (14:07)

I had a most interesting dinner party experience over the weekend. I was the recipient of almost vitriol after answering the simple question, "So what do you do?" from the woman sitting across from me.

Given that this was my first weekend off in several weeks and the last thing...

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Do You Want a World Populated by Chain Stores and No Independent Shops?

(1) Comments | Posted 5 November 2012 | (15:43)

I won't pretend to be an expert in the retail industry or on government affairs. But I do care about what happens to the independent shops in Chelsea. I grew up in the area and still live here. And I've seen the retail landscape develop to the point that I've...

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Why Moonrise Kingdom Made Me Feel Uncomfortable

(1) Comments | Posted 28 May 2012 | (13:51)

If you haven't yet seen Moonrise Kingdom then please stop here. I don't want to ruin the film for you because it is both quirky and adorable. And it is the first Wes Anderson movie I have enjoyed in a long time.

It is just - and here I begin...

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TOWIB: The Only Way Is Blogging

(2) Comments | Posted 13 February 2012 | (15:15)

On Saturday I attended my first TOWIB event. Initially, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd listened in to some of the buzz from previous events and was intrigued that there was a blogging community forming. So, I bought a ticket.

Upon arriving, I was pleasantly surprised by the sight...

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Imagine a World Without Bloggers

(2) Comments | Posted 22 January 2012 | (14:52)

'Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge' - This was the slogan at the top of Wikipedia's blackout page during their SOPA and PIPA protest. And since then, proposals for both bills have been temporarily halted in an unmistakable response to the internet's outcry last week.

But as a few websites...

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PRs: The Good, The Bad and The Very Incompetent in Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2012 | (15:32)

Social media is fundamentally about relationships. I mean it's about being social, right? But like all relationships, be it family, personal or work, there are those that are good, bad and just plain useless. The same applies to social media, especially between bloggers and PRs.

So when is the relationship...

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The Business of Blogging

(2) Comments | Posted 19 December 2011 | (23:00)

It is quite safe to say that I happened upon the commercial side of blogging by accident. I had started King's Road's Rock! - on a whim, following an ice cream with a friend in Battersea Park. It was the summer of 2010 when I was thinking about...

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