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Starting today … Always Startup!

This is the story of our new brand, InsideOut Today!

It has been a very interesting journey since our company was born in 2009, launched by Andrea Volpini who initiated the setup for the company beginning of the year then myself, Fady Ramzy, joined as the country manager in June to start the journey of Interact Egypt bringing online innovations from the European market to Egypt and the Middle East. Interact Egypt, started as the regional office for Interact SpA to strengthen the footprint in Middle East and North Africa, especially in the Telecommunications market. We started building the team and we were (and we still are) very focused to get the best calibers in town in terms of technical skills as well as personal entrepreneurship & enthusiastic spirit! The very first team members were Remon Magdy, the brilliant Service Delivery Manager, Ahmed Atef as support engineer & Jasmine Alladin our energetic online marketer.

Andrea's birthday in Cairo 2009

Celebrating Andrea’s birthday in Cairo 2009, with an exciting gift from the team: A Shisha 🙂

And we moved forward …..

Now we were closer and more local to our Egyptian as well as regional customers in Egypt, Tunis, Algeria and others, even including Pakistan. We started our journey by having all the R&D operations done in Cairo as well as the regional support operations. Lastly was the business development to grow our own regional footprint and it was interesting to expand our customer base to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Ghana and others in the MENA region. We were also proud to have a network of worldclass technology partners, like RealNetworks where we launched their Helix 13 platform in 2009 in Cairo in an interesting event inviting partners, customers and telco/media key players. Since then, we have been their regional partner for next generation streaming technologies. We were always committed share our experience to the local community through lots of public events we did as online marketing consultants, also with giant partners like Al-Ahram (in media & publishing sector, check the photo set) and Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (in Government sector, check the photo set), Google (in ICT sector, check the photo sets & session video) and IOETI (In travel & tourism sector, check the photo set) and also Markedu and Afritech (in the sector of online marketing, check the BBC interview and photo-sets: Markedu & Afritech). Based also on our commitment to local startup eco-system, we believe that we did the very first web-seminar about E-marketing for Entrepreneurs in Arabic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMG9hR_hG20

The Egyptian Revolution

A major milestone for Interact Egypt, as well as the whole Egypt, was the Jan 25th revolution in 2011 where young Egyptian generation wanted to create a new Egypt that’s more dynamic and enthusitic going away from 30 years old stagnant political regiem & scene. This revolution was ignited over social media, and we had to summarize the whole story for those days before, during and after the revolution in a summary slide-deck that went viral and a public photo set. Egypt, written using logos

Andrea makes another entrepreneurial move!

Few months later, as a serial entrepreneur, Andrea decided to make a major entrepreneurial move by moving out of Interact SpA and creating his own startup with David Riccitelli Insideout10 SRL to bring a step forward their own restless dedication towards online innovations, and with special focus on another major passion the semantic web – where the web is about things not strings! It is the next generation web where computers understand the needs of human beings and makes the online journey looking for content and services easier and richer discovering more facts and exposing more values. At this moment, the very first version of our first semantic web product, Wordlift, took place. Wordlift started basically as WordPress Plugin that provides an easy-to-use method to enrich user-created text (a blog post, article or web page) with HTML Microdata, and evolved across different versions to be the tool to help bloggers, publishers & content creators to organize their posts and pages using “concepts” like we do in the real world. Accordingly, Interact Egypt was reborn again, instead of being the regional office for Interact SpA, it was the sister company for the new startup, Insideout10 S.R.L having an amazing team back in Rome including Maurizio Sarlo, Francesco Scavelli and Kim Renberg as first believers of this new path. This move was a major change to our team, where for the first time we had to become a startup ourselves since we were not relying anymore about the Italian mother company. We grew our own footprint unleashing the potential in Africa where we started building online music and online advertising platforms. Moving the the Gulf (GCC) region, where internet speeds were even booming, our streaming platform was the exact solution for Telco operators who wanted to provide streaming services to their customers, starting by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Meeting @RealNetworks office in London

Tough times, that generated more success

Moving forward to the next years after the revolution, namely 2012 & 2013, it was challenging & tough time for us due to the overall situation in Egypt. The elections for a new president, was a unique experience that many Egyptians had not witnessed for the previous 30 years, or (if age is less than 30) then it was a first-time experience. We had our contribution here too: Our social media monitoring report about presidential candidates went viral & trending over slideshare and also received the attention of international media like BBC, CNN and Wamda https://twitter.com/slideshare/status/214366046247845890 https://twitter.com/samuelcnn/status/214326101504311296 Back to our core business, Enterprise Content Management Systems (ECMS) and media delivery, the year 2012 was major year for technology advancements on both fronts. In digital media, the new MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) technology started to evolve, we witness that clearly during our visit to IBC in Amsterdam, where we celebrated the launch of our second major product (after wordlift) which is then code named HelixCloud. HelixCloud is basically a middleware that provides a management framework and an intuitive Web UI on top of Helix Universal Server to help ISPs, Telco Operators or large enterprises to take control of their streaming platform. This product has changed the way our customers do streaming business. For example in A1, Austria’s leading telco operator providing them with a scalable and robust future TV platform that boosted their revenues through ingesting advertising in video playlists as well as lowering operational costs. It was a busy year though in 2012, between launching new versions of the mobile portal for Tunisiana (our telco customer in Tunisia), Augmented Reality for Enel (energy customer in Italy), upgrading the streaming platform of FastTelco (Telco customer in Kuwait), boosting back travel industry in Egypt through events & trainings and also launching social media contest for Savoy Group (travel customer in Egypt, a leading hotel complex in Sharm el Sheikh). Good news also was that, again our products like wordlift were getting media attention. This is also beside lots of work also on the Italian side, summarized in the next leaderboard video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOyW8LrK_Dc

The Group

Moving forward in 2013, the new spin-off called Redlink became finally a reality, providing semantic technologies to news & media, and changing the way computers work for people! This was the year of linked open data for us, where we started heavily focusing on these technologies and providing it to our customers like the linked open data for Enel project, and other projects across Europe as well. The InsideOut Group now started to taking shape between the three companies, with a startup spirit! Having said so, back to Cairo, the major trend was the uprising tech startup eco-system that was really booming, with lots momentum going on, and we were actively there on several fronts like providing guidance to Entrepreneurs, speaking at and supporting events like Riseup Summit , launching Egypt’s first Augmented Reality meetup, and lots more. Although political scene was quite tough in Egypt those days, we managed to deliver our best quality of services and also expanded our services and footprint to South Africa, crafting a solution for democratizing the radio programing there! Rise Up Egypt Summit Another major milestone for 2013, towards end of year, was the start of MICO (Media in Context) project, a European Union part-funded research project to provide cross-media analysis solutions for online multimedia producers. The 3 companies of the group are working harmonically on that project while our role, here in Cairo, is providing interesting use cases for this research project.

InsideOut Today!

Finally today, in July 2014, we are proud to make this long awaited announcement of our rebranding where our new brand is InsideOut Today. It is a new concept more than a brand, it is dynamic, open and community driven! Even our new logo is an open source algorithm that you can play with it yourself! Our team is growing, not only more geeks, but in several fronts also boosting every day our energy and focus. We work hard and play also hard 🙂 !

Iftar party 2014

InsideOut Today team at the Iftar party, Ramadan (July) 2014.

The revolution of creating Egypt’s online content just took place!

Proudly last week we gathered Egypt’s successful online content creators in one place!

And for The first time in Egypt the event was Live streamed with HD!

Part of the attendees at the OCCEgypt meetup

Part of the attendees at the OCCEgypt meetup

Insideout.Today, previously called Interact Egypt, proudly organized on June 15th Egypt’s First Online content creators meetup at the prestigious AUC new Cairo Campus in partnership with our educational Partner Entrepreneurship and innovations at AUC and gladly we had also RiseUp Egypt supporting us during this event.

The audience were around 80 with interesting diversity from bloggers, graphic designers, photographers, online Journalists, video creators, community managers, social media specialists, and more!

 Event Highlights:

  • Welcome speech by our country Manager Fady Ramzy who announced our new brand identity InsideOut.Today
Interact Egypt New Identity is InsideOut.Today

Interact Egypt New Identity is InsideOut.Today

  • Welcome speech by Dr. Ahmed Hassanein from AUC EIP stressing on the importance of online content creations
Dr. Ahmed Hassanein - AUC EIP Welcome Speech

Dr. Ahmed Hassanein – AUC EIP Welcome Speech

  •  Welcome speech by Abd El Hameed Sharara from RiseUp Egypt and he announced that RiseUp summit will take place this year next October 2014
Abd El Hameed Sharara Welcome speech

Abd El Hameed Sharara Welcome speech

  • Following the welcome speeches Fady Ramzy presented the latest about content supported by technology and giving hints about the types of online content and the latest trends in content creation such as the infographics and how to create valuable online content. And he also discussed the linked open data and the semantic web (“CONTEXT” IS NOW THE KING) and he advised the attendees to tryout wordlift to semantically enrich their blogs & websites over wordpress platform.
Fady Ramzy Presentation at the OCCEgypt Meetup at the AUC

Fady Ramzy Presentation at the OCCEgypt Meetup at the AUC

And also Fady Ramzy announced in this event that gladly Insideout.Today will be hosting a Twitter chat each 2 weeks for one hour on #IOTTT to answer people questions about the latest technology and to share experiences and latest digital media trends.

 

 

Finally the coolest part of the event was the panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs, online content creators & media anchors who have online content success stories to be shared with the audience as follows:

The Panelists at the OCCEgypt Meetup

The Panelists at the OCCEgypt Meetup

  1. Sherry Kilany and Sabrina Khalil from scoopempire showcasing the story behind #Kashmagy video (the Egyptian Version of happy) and how it hit more than 1 million online views with the great cooperation with disalata!
  2. Amir Shoushaa the Man behind (Asa7be sarcasm society) talked about the comics business in Egypt and how (Asa7be sarcasm society) Started , how they produce the online content and how they built Asa7be out of comics.
  3. Abdel Rahman Wahba The founder of Iqraaly presented the Iqraaly unique platform and how they aim to deliver rich audible content through the audiobooks
  4. Amr Shahin From Akhbar El Yom presented a demo of augmented reality for enriching the news experience and as well the ads, done by Akhbar El Yom, and the impact of this AR technology to switch the offline newspaper Akhbar el yom to a digital newspaper.
  5. And the final speech was given by Enas Tharwat the popular radio anchor from Negoum FM & Radio 90 90 talking about how social media impacts the media business.

The meetup was also an excellent opportunity for attendees to network in a professional environment and interact with others who share the passion for great content creation, brainstorm and to have their questions answered by the panelists and the event organizers.

Attendees asking the panelists

Attendees asking the panelists

It was a very successful event and the hashtag #OCCEgypt went trending during the event and we have collected a beautiful set of pictures from the event and here is all the recorded sessions

 

Stay tuned with @insideout_Today and our coming twitter chats #IOTTT!

Attendees Networking

Attendees Networking

7th MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition in Cairo!

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of the Pan Arab Region held It’s annual Arab Startup Competition at the AUC New Cairo Campus for the first time!

“The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region has been holding its competition for several years, and this year it is their biggest ever,” said Ayman Ismail, assistant professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at AUC’s School of Business. “We are celebrating a large number of Arab startups, and Egypt has the highest number of startups represented as finalists.”

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Event highlights: 

The event took place at the collaborating American University in Cairo’s School of Business New Cairo Campus for 3 days from May 20th to May 21st 2014 with a condensed program as follows:

Workshop: May 20th-21st, 2014

Following 4 months of preparations and working toward achieving common deliverables, the 50 semi-finalists of the Ideas & Startups tracks sat for a 3-day training covering topics such as business planning, sales, finance, marketing, elevator pitching, presentation skills, etc.

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Selection of the Finalist Teams: May 21st, 2014

At the workshop, Round 2 judges chose out the finalists teams from the Ideas & Startups Tracks to qualify them for the final round of oral presentations

finalists announcement

Final Round Oral Presentations: May 22nd 2014

On day 3 of the workshop, the participants from the ideas and startups tracks had to pitch in front of a judging panel.
round 2 judging

Final Award Ceremony: May 22nd , 2014

In a big ceremony at the American University of Cairo attended by over 800 people, including Hala Fadel, Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region, Fady Jameel, President of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives International, Dr. Karim Seghir, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration, at AUC’s School of Business, and Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA.

The ceremony started with a great musical performance by Adrian Anantawan followed by welcome address and opening remarks by Hala Fadel and Dr. Karim Seghir

Then an inspiring key note by Bill Aulet

Followed by great fire side chat and panel discussions, and a short movie for the 3 days workshop and judging panel.

social impact rising in the arab region

The winners were announced at the end of the ceremony and they got great rewards such as trip to Silicon Valley or cheques for funding their ideas

Winners of the cash prizes of over $100,000 in the idea, start-up and social entrepreneurship tracks were from Sudan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan.

In addition to the Start-ups and Ideas Track, three women-led start-ups were rewarded a trip to Silicon Valley, sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs.

Also awarded were three start-ups who proved to have the best social impact receiving $10,000 each from ALJCI, Mercy Corps and Skoll Foundation.

all winners

Congratulations to all the winners well deserved and keep up the good work!

Interact participation 

We have proudly provided the live streaming service for the 7th MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition! Broadcasting the event to the world over the web to different devices and smart phones. It attracted more than 700 online viewers! with top countries including Egypt with 270 views, USA with 32 views, Morocco with 30 views, Lebanon with 29 views, Palestine with 23 views and many other countries

mit livestreaming viewership

Interact Egypt provided a turn-key solution that included the capturing devices, encoders and cloud streaming servers. The service provided included many interesting features including

Top quality multiple bitrate streaming , Social networks integration, Embedding, Reporting and analytics and many more!

The Hashtag #mitefarab generated a great engagement as people were posting pictures and feedback during and after the event and we collected some lovely pictures on our flicker account

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Egypt is great, by the people’s passion!

A story about people’s energy & online influence

Egypt is Great, definitely great with it’s highly positive dynamic youth with fresh minds and positive attitude

We witnessed during the last 2 weeks during the advanced career seminar organized by the ECTD at the British University in Egypt “BUE” and delivered by our CM Fady Ramzy and Hesham Shata from Think Marketing Magazine the dynamic young spirit of the Egyptian Youth and their willingness to go the extra mile if they are  directed to the right track.

The Story Behind Egypt is Great:

Fady Ramzy Explaining the Egypt is Great Exercise

Fady Ramzy Explaining the Egypt is Great Exercise

On the last day of the training Fady Ramzy conducted a group exercise he asked the attendees to be divided into groups and to apply all the info learned during the 5 days training by promoting Egypt using the hashtag #egyptisgreat and to think about new innovative ideas.

And the group who will create the best ideas will win a free visit to Interact Egypt office to spend one day with Interact Team to be able to see the daily work life of our developers and to benefit from their experience.

So what happened next:

The dynamic attendees worked really hard on wonderful ideas based on the info consumed for a period of one hour, on different ideas from creating online videos, blog posts and others spreading Egypt’s values to the world and posting it to the hashtag and this hard work was translated into a trending hashtag!!!!!

egypt is great innovative ideas

egypt is great innovative ideas

Also we had also a great chocoholic Day at the Training where most of the attendees were rewarded for their great engagement during the #sm_seminar which motivated people to create higher engagement

And the Lesson Learned after this successful Exercise is:

The Winning Group

The Winning Group

  • Egypt has great talented people who are willing to go the extra mile if they are really motivated and encouraged.

  • Companies should work on integrating individual learning and development into every job description so that the personal growth is required and rewarded
  • Reinforcing Motivation by creating an environment where people are empowered to make change to improve their performance

Proudly there’s great organizations in Egypt supporting and empowering the new generations, the Entrepreneurs and Startups through different options  incubation, extensive mentorship and funds such as Startup Mena, Masrdotbokra, Injaz Egypt, Endeavor Egypt, Flat 6 Labs, Nahdet El Mahrousa , AUC School of Business and lots More

Interact is always proud to  be part of the community and supporting the Startups and we had great pleasure attending and supporting last week the Mentors award 2014 event organized by Injaz Egypt, Endeavor Egypt and AUC school of Business to recognizing outstanding mentors in the workplace and community and we had the pleasure collecting a nice photo set of the event

Mentors Awards 2014

Mentors Awards 2014

Also there’s great initiatives continuously taken to promote and support Egypt Tourism such as for the love of Egypt it’s an initiative by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism in association with AIESEC Egypt to invite everyone around the world to visit Egypt.

The conclusion:

As We live in a digital world  where information can be communicated rapidly and efficiently and transforming all facets of our society. so let’s Raise the slogan of #Egyptisgreat and we work hard each from his place to continuously promote Egypt great values and resources spreading it to the World. 

“Motivation, Creativity and enthusiasm is more important than knowledge..Knowledge without practice is useless…Egypt is Great and will definitely be greater with the power of it’s dynamic youth

#sm_seminar Group photo

#sm_seminar Group photo

  And here is the set of pictures for the #sm_seminar great Journey 

Online marketing awareness in Egypt

Do we have good knowledge about it?!

Although ancient Egypt was the first in history to do outdoor advertising where Egyptians carved on walls, and also although the modern Egypt was the 2nd most addictive country on Facebook after the revolution, but ….. still we do not many interesting cases of utilizing online marketing channels in different business aspects. The main issue here is the lack of professional training & education for business professionals on how to use E-marketing, where everyone just thinks a daily Facebook post on the brand’s fan page saying “good morning” will do the job!

Here we found our responsibility to enter that scene and we, as Interact Egypt, participated in lots of educational events about online marketing where our country manager Fady Ramzy was speaker there, like Social media for travel (Alexandria 2013) , Social Media day Egypt (Alexandria 2013), E-marketing for entrepreneurs (Cairo 2012) and many other events also abroad including Kuwait and Kenya.

Sneak peek  of the E-marketing seminar at the BUE (Part 1)

10259797_677778745612591_920278089590513289_nFinally, last weekend, we joined Egyptian Council of Training and Development the ECTD At One of the greatest Universities in Egypt, the British University (BUE) in giving a 5 days seminar about E-marketing and social media. Seminar speakers were Fady Ramzy and Hesham Shata Strategic Business Development of Think Marketing Magazine

The Training Course is first of it’s kind to take place in Egypt as it’s an intensive online marketing Course for 5 day!

The Training dates and topics:

  • Day 1 (25/04/2014): Introduction to Online Identity
  • Day 2 (26/04/2014): Social Media for Business
  • Day 3 (01/05/2014): Beyond social networks (to be delivered)
  • Day 4 (02/05/2014): The art and science behind online influence (to be delivered)
  • Day 5 (03/05/2014): The Mobile Era and Group exercise (to be delivered)

so Let’s dig into more details about what happened in day 1 and 2

Day 1: The Online Identity

Fady explained the basics to establish a professional  online identity:me

  • Understanding your customer language
  • Some wrong practices for digital marketing in Egypt
  • The concept of online identity and the different digital marketing channels
  • The three pillar of digital marketing
  • A final conclusion

And the major advices highlighted during day one:

  • Unify your online Identity: You Can’t succeed online without building a proper unified online identity with a proper planning
  • Content is King: Plan your content and always choose the right type of content according to the type of your business and the customers and fans needs
  • Engagement is King Kong: No Engagement without listening and no listening without engagement
  • Call to action: always close your content with a call to action to spread your content and generate sales lead and the most important it will enable you to measure how effective is your content
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act! it’s your ears to understand the customers geography and his needs and also it’s your eyes to measure how effective is your content
  • Monitor competitors activities as it will help you know where are you standing from the market

Here is the online identity presentation by Fady Ramzy. You can check here the first day tweets during the training #sm_seminar

Day 2: Social Media for Businesshesham shata 2nd day

Hesham explained the best practices  for business and he presented some case studies:

  • World most valuable brand: discussing those brands  performance on social media giving the example of apple
  • Case studies for social media best practice: he presented case studies for social media from failure stories like the Egyptian Tourism authority case to top successful stories like Nola cup cake and Coca Cola shaga3 helmak case
  • The Factors that drive people to share content on social media
  • How to handle the The social media crisis and he gave example of McDonalds crisis
  • The Real Time engagement: and the greatest example was the super active attendee @chigoga with her best selfie tweeted on #sm_seminar during the training and the reply of think marketing magazine to her tweethager selfie star

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the major advices Hesham highlighted at Day 2:

  • Do not panic from social media
  • Keep and open mind and be brave enough to engage
  • Target you audience with effective planning

And here is the Social Media for business presentation by Hesham Shata

We had a great pleasure covering socially this interesting seminar live and we are looking forward to cover round 2 next week! Thank you to all attendees for the great engagement and the reviews posted on #sm_seminar

first day attendees in the hall

Finally if you are interested to join more e-marketing and social media courses please register here and we will keep you updated with the upcoming courses details

Arabic content and digital media boom (Cabsat Review)

CabsatDigital media on the rise now in the Middle East!

Last month was really interesting and different. I (Fady) have participated, with our partner RealNetworks, in Cabsat 2014 in Dubai, the region’s largest and most important conference and exhibition about media and broadcasting. Here are the trends that I noticed there.

Digital Media Solutions

Two years ago, I also participated in IBC Amsterdam where I saw latest digital media solutions and services worldwide. This year I was really glad to see all those companies coming to the region presenting their latest technologies in Dubai. This assured me that Interact is on the right track being a technology provider for streaming and digital media solutions. Earlier this year many big names started opening their regional offices also in the region, like also our partner, Brightcove.

fadyWe are proud to have more than 15 years in digital media starting from the very early years of the real player! Across the years also we have built a unique network of world class partners, we have been working with RealNetworks, Brightcove, Teracue, Blackmagic design, Adobe (Flash), Sorenson, Amino, winnow and many others!  Most of them were at Cabsat and worth mentioning that I personally liked the booth of Blackmagic design where they presented all their products along with prices, right on the wall !

The demand for streaming technologies in the Middle East is on the rise which gives massive opportunities now, more than ever before, for Arabic content (especially video) to go mainstream. Last year Arabic content was only 3% of all the content online with ranking number eight, after also long time where it was only 1%. But on the other hand, for video, Saudi Arabia is the Youtube’s number one viewership nation! Again assuring that the need for digital media and digital media solutions, services and platforms in the region, is now massive.

Blackmagic

Social TV platforms

It is quit cool to watch a TV show and respond, vote or participate in it, on-air, via a tweet or Facebook post! The social TV era has started, with a number of social TV platform companies presenting their capabilities at Cabsat. Companies like Never.no and Youtootech presented interesting scenarios and case studies of enriching the traditional TV viewership with high engagement over social media. These type of platforms that provides TV producers the ability to mix the engagement over social media in real-time with a TV show brings massive value also towards advertising. Recently, this is becoming a hype where all broadcasters, TV networks, social networks and online media giants are having the next battle, the battle of the living room!

4K Cameras & Televisions

Are you happy with your new HDTV?! Technology never stops and soon High Definition would be good old days! In Cabsat I witnessed also the trend of the Ultra HD or 4K cameras and Televisions! So whats the difference between today’s HD and this 4K?! Mashable has a good answer to that question, its about the resolution where 4K has twice the HD resolution!

In Cabsat there was a cool competition in displaying 4K Cameras capabilities. Sony had a full studio setup there while Canon focused on colored fruits, shows and Khaled Abol Naga being their onsite brand ambassador. Also Blackmagic design entered the competition for 4K cameras heavily by introducing cost effective cameras!

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Final conclusion, if you want to jump on the digital media wagon today, its never too late to contact us!

 

Misuse of technology

The internet has been a blessing to humanity, although the advantages of using the internet are numerous we also can’t ignore the disadvantages.

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Mohamed Abd El Rahman Interact’s Software Engineer is highlighting  some main misuses of the Internet that are most relevant today:

  • Email spamming:

And it’s present in the form of spams, and when we mention spams it’s either one of these

  1. It’s unwanted
  2. This is the deciding factor

And one of the major negatives for spams are that it uses up a lot of bandwidth.

  • The well of negativity:

The internet is offering you mainly everything that you will ever need in your daily lifestyle, work, education or even your health.

But it also provides you information that will have a negative influence on you, such as violence related videos and documentaries about serial killers.

  • Pranksters:

Internet is also full of pranksters, it’s easy to play pranks over the internet and never get caught. And nowadays it has been easier to prank due to the development of technology that has made every illegal thing achievable.

  • Ignorance of what you have:

Here in Egypt we have ignorance in technology, everybody has a smartphone and a laptop or a PC. But they only use these devices to make phone calls or messaging friends. For example “a government organization” they have IMac’s and they use Windows on them, this is a great example of the misuse and the ignorance of technology.

  • Time wastage:

Time waits for none and we always seem to forget this, we always use the web to complete a certain task and then you end up doing nothing. And then you discover you have wasted like 3 or 4 hours of your day.

  • Hacking:

“My Facebook account has been hacked” we have all heard this sentence, but no your Facebook account was not hacked it’s all about that your password wasn’t strong enough or that you gave your password to one of your friends and you forgot to change it.

  • Identity theft:

Our information is accessible to the criminals through the malware softwares we all fall victims. Second whatever we put on the social media websites is accessible to lots of people. How can you guarantee that you don’t have any account on your friend list that is a fake one ?

Not only the identity that can be stolen but also the pictures are cropped and can be used in other places such as porn sites or brazen ads.

know howSo be Careful How you use technology…Ignorance in the age of information is a Choice.

 

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