Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Moderating social media platforms is necessary  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 11/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Today the social media platforms like twitter facebook and instagram have emerged as the most popular and powerful source of communication because they are quick in reporting of events. but like any other activity it has shortcomings that we should act to correct.

the problem with this sort of popular mode of communication is that it drifts emotionally behind the event without taking into consideration repercussions of such a practice. this could start with a simple thing like a joke or an anecdote and then go into a dark tunnel where some people harm the kingdom's image without being aware of the damage they have caused by publishing a news item or how they have presented it to the whole word.

lately a dutch politician foolishly committed an ugly crime against islam by mutilating the saudi flag and ridiculing inscriptions on it. this crime has attracted enough attention and drew popular angry reaction. however i believe that time and effort invested in responding to this incident could have been more fruitful had those efforts been pooled to promote a national cause. had this time and effort been invested in defending the country's interests and its values we could have achieved better gains in fighting crimes and bad habits. instead of publishing photos of a crime that has already taken place let us make efforts to prevent another crime.

certainly there is enough reason for responding to such news but when everybody marches in the same direction and things begin to go out of control and off the logical course then we should realize we need to change our course.

it is no secret that those wishing us evil are many but what is more serious is that they are well-organized and that there are others supporting them taking advantage of each letter or tweet published by any saudi to feed the hostile propaganda. in fact we gave our enemies enough ammunition to fire against us.r/>


when you write tweets relating to our society or country you become subject to accountability. nobody can say 'this is my personal opinion" because it is not when it is bound to harm the homeland. so let us work to form a twitter board of wise men to be in charge of reporting any event in a proper way and then to educate people so that negative tweets and messages are checked before they can do harm.

a twitter board of wise men or twitter council of elders is not just a reaction or voluntary work. it should be an organized target-oriented operation with a well-planned time table. all members and accounts will be registered and documented and everyone will abide by the rules and code of ethics.

of course and as expected number of supporters of this proposed council will be very large especially when we know that it would be in the interest of the public and private sector to see this council succeed in achieving its goals and eventually this success will be for the benefit of the society in the form of peace security and stability.

implementing this idea is very simple. it requires no more than holding of a conference of saudi twitter users to announce the formation of this council and i am sure that the idea will gain momentum and will eventually lead to the formation of similar councils at the gulf and arab levels and the world level as well because the people who aspire for peace and security will try to copy the saudi example.

in saudi arabia we have a very fertile environment for the success of any unconventional idea especially when it comes to the determinants of societal conditions.

here everyone wants happiness security and safety but the problem is in what we call the silent majority. hopefully the proposed twitter council of elders will activate the role of this silent majority. saudis are capable of achieving anything but it is important to take the first step.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Apr 30 2016 - Qatar's MPHC net profit up 83 percent in Q1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co. posted net profit of USD 58.28mn for the first quarter of this year, an increase of 83 percent.Furthermore, the increase was attributed to growth sales ...

 Apr 30 2016 - Aaml Co. net profit jumps 33.7 percent in Q1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Aamal firm, one of the GCC's fastest growing firms, proclaimed net profit of USD 42.18mn for Q1 of this year, a jump of 33.7 percent.Additionally, group profit were up 6.9 percent to USD ...

 Apr 30 2016 - Egypt, UAE to discuss relations in real estate projectsMENAFN
(MENAFN)Egypt and UAE will discuss real estate investment projects that UAE seeks to participate in.Moreover, these projects involve the New Administrative Capital, as well as housing projects in ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Omani power firm to build vital power facilityMENAFN
(MENAFN) Omani Musandam Power Company SAOC (MPC) will construct the Musandam Independent Power Plant (Musandam IPP) in the Musandam Governorate.As a high level official stated, the firm's strategy ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Saudi, French bilateral trade to reach USD13.6bMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum taking place in Saudi Arabia delivers the finest stage to advance parts of mutual collaboration in many new areas.The two countries enjoy great ...

 Apr 29 2016 - KSA continues to prioritize low spendingMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi plans to return unspent money which was allocated in this year's budget for the purpose of cutting waste as state revenues weakens due to low oil prices.In the recent past, government ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- El Jaish aim to dethrone LekhwiyaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Lekhwiya players lift the Qatar Cup trophy in this May 2 2015 file picture. Doha: El Jaish will be looking for a repeat of their 2014 Qatar Cup success when they ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar Cup Trophy Tour stops at OoredooThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The Qatar Cup tour made its final stop at Ooredoo the official telecom partner of the Qatar Cup 2016. Staff and management took an opportunity to take photos and ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Al Rayyan rally to win Qatar Cup titleThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Al Rayyan SC players and officials celebrate while receiving the Qatar Cup after they beat El Jaish SC 21-25 25-18 25-17 32-34 18-16 in the final played at Ali Bin Hamad Al ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- Emir Cup: Al Kharaitiyat Al Gharafa earn thrilling wins to advanceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Al Sailiya’s Abdurahman Al Harazi (left) celebrates after scoring the first goal for his team during their Emir Cup third round match against Al Wakrah SC at Al Arabi ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Steinmeier doubts Trump's 'America first' planThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gestures during a joint press conference with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva (not seen) after their meeting ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- Met predicts a hot day with some cloudsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The weather forecast for Qatar valid until 6pm Thursday inshore will be hot during the day with some clouds offshore will be hazy to misty at places and partly ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar key to boosting Turkey-GCC tiesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met Turkey’s Prime Minister Dr Ahmet Davutoglu and his delegation at the Emiri Diwan yesterday. They discussed relations ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- Emir welcomes King Mohammed of MoroccoThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani welcomes King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco and his delegation at Hamad International Airport. Doha: Emir H H Sheikh ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar eyes 'best of the best' turf for 2022The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A worker tends to grass being grown at a research and development centre in Murakh to find the best playing surface for FIFA 2022 yesterday. Doha: Watching grass grow ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar discusses WTD eventsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) yesterday held a meeting with UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to discuss Qatar’s preparations to host World Tourism Day 2017. ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- Premier meets EU Counterterrorism CoordinatorThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday met European Union Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- QU University of Illinois sign dealThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) DOHA: An agreement signed between Qatar University College of Medicine (QU-CMED) and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has established ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- AZF Ramadan Sports Festival from June 10The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) DOHA: Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has added cricket and rugby to its annual Ramadan Sports Festival which starts on June 10. The two-week event will end on June 24 (5-19 ...

 Apr 29 2016 - Qatar- First phase of mapping genetic code of citizens in final stageThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Fazeena Saleem DOHA: The initial phase of an initiative to map the genetic code of citizens for better diagnoses and treatment of diseases in Qatar has reached the ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help