The Other Side Of The Screen Is My World

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The other side of the screen is the world I want to live in, the other side of the computer screen is the world that I find myself in.

Since I was young, I had many ideas, and tried a lot of them, I have created a podcast website (msn space) before podcasts were there, and created a website (www.sawwarna.com) which I literately thought about its layout while I was sleeping. But life on internet and by internet has changed dramatically, and every three to four months, a new thing appears.

To start a fan base, and to deliver a content to this fan base, I have to focus on few social media platforms, but cover all the platforms to be able to attract larger number of followers, subscribers and readers.

we have very powerful tools to share to the world, but each tool has followers with different demographics, and a calendar of posts, quotes, updates and creation should not only determine the social media platform and the timing, also it should determine the type of content it should have, to whom it is directed, and what kind of marketing it requires .

all of these thoughts of mine are still not connected together, but I promise that I’m going to connect them together soon, specially with the different activities and posts types I do.

for the time being … I’m semi active on instagram, twitter, linkedinwordpress, and youtube… but I will try to cover snapchat, and facebook again.

the subjects that I’m welling to cover:

I’m hoping for the best, because I know and I’m very sure that my life will go for the best if I started doing what I really like and what I really want to be doing… an entrepreneur through the internet, I have other contact with a business model that I’m creating that will be a new thing insha’allah.

currently, follow me on:

instagram.com/abelhijazi

twitter.com/abelhijazi

youtube.com/abelhijazi

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Moving to iOS

I was one of the people who always was against APPLE products, even though I had the iPad, i always was against APPLE, and I always used to advice my friends to purchase androids.

 

When Apple introduced iPhone 4s, I purchased the samsung s2, and i was amazed with the ability of customization that I was able to do, and the amount of applications that i was able to download, especially that I was a BlackBerry user, who was just stuck with its stupid ecosystem (if it has one). And then my closest friend bought the iphone 4s. I used to laugh at him, because he couldn’t do anything from what I was doing, and that is that trap that I was in, I thought I was doing more, but I did in the first few days, then I started to use the phone just like an iphone.

The thing that I wasn’t saying is that I had a mobile that I couldn’t get the accessories that I wanted, but my friend did, and i was stuck with the plasticy, out of proportion mobile that I had to use it by two hand, even though i used to argue that it is a smarter phone, with more specification, but i was in that swinging mood between loving the system and hating the physical touch of it. and that made me sell the plastic toy I used to have. 

I sold the s2, and I started using the BlackBerry Z10, which I thought that it is the next innovative mobile that will be in the market, and I wasn’t more wrong about it.

I still have the Z10, and I bought the Samsung S4 to my wife, with all these air gestures that it has, and all the specifications that APPLE doesn’t have, but guess what ! all these options are switched off, because there is no need for it !! i wouldn’t hover my finger above the album to check what is inside, and I wouldn’t tilt my head to scroll down a page. and touching the screen makes me feel that I was touching a toy, it is a big plasticy phone that I can’t scroll down the notification bar with one hand, unless I do some kind of acrobatic move raising the chance to drop the phone !

 

So I made my decision, I’m moving to iOS, and that is for the following reasons:

 

1) The strong ecosystem

APPLE AppStore  is the best store compared to Android Play Store, windows, and BlackBerry. It is the safest, and the richest store ever. Most of the application are built right, that runs so smooth on APPLE devices, and everyone can feel that AppStore respects the hardware that the devices have, and provide a compatible applications for it.

 

2) The SUPPLEMENTARY 

Apple has one of the largest communities, and this community loves apple, and loves apple’s customers, and that made them produce a huge amount of accessories that are fit only for apple. Go to any mobile accessories store, and you’ll find that 70% of the accessories they have is Apple friendly. but you will not find that with the huge android providers such as Samsung, HTC and LG. I’m not saying that there is no accessories, but not as Apple’s.

 

3) Quality not Quantity

 

Until today, My friend has his iPhone 4s, and it is running iOS 7 smoothly, but I sold my S2 4 months ago, and before selling it, it had all these cheap scratches from the Cheap Quality.

Samsung provides a lot of features in its mobiles, and a lot of specifications that 90% of the S4 users disable just to save battery. I’m not saying that they are not innovative, Yes they are, but they are useless, and the devices have very low quality.
I’m saying that iPhone provides high quality products that can last a lot longer, with the specifications that 90% of the users are satisfied with, and they don’t want more. (I’m not saying about HTC, because 

 

4) After Market Price

 

it is a very important features, iPhone has the highest after market price, and that is very motivational for me, maybe because I upgrade from phone to phone a lot, and because when i want to sell to move to another brand, i will garantee that I will not loose much value

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I’m thinking about getting the iPhone 5s, and enter the world of iOS not by the iPad, but by the iPhone. Even though I invested some money in Google Play store purchasing a lot of application, but I think it worth it, because Apple provides the thing that are useful, not more, and it is well done, balanced device with a balanced system with the balanced hardware it has. I think I’m going to love it, and I hope so.

Finally I started my YouTube Channel

YEP !!! 31654

I did it, I pulled the trigger and I did it, I started my first YouTube channel… it took me too long, but I think the long time that made me delay my lunch is very important.
What I did is that before a year and a half (and it is always the magic number, a year and a half, ask any person, when did you start thinking about this project, he will always say, mmm about a year and a half) anyways, before a year and a half, i started thinking about starting my youtube channel, but i didn’t know where to start from. then from that time until yesterday, i sat everyday in front of the screen studying YouTube ! Believe it or not, I went into every popular YouTube channel and went through everything they do, they have and they use, then i take the important notes, and I found out a lot of important things ! believe it or not, I relaunched the nerd inside me to study about 100 YouTube Channel.
Then for the last 5 months, I started thinking about my channel content, because my studies told me that the channel should focus on one thing or two only, and if i want to cover many fields, i have to create more than one channel and this is still early because I didn’t start the first channel yet.

There are many things I had to decide, such as:

  • Am I going to appear in my channel?
  • Is it a tutorial channel or is it for fun channel?
  • Am I going to create short movies for people with heavy directing, or just taking time laps and some footage and post them online

There is no right answer, all of that works out, and there are channels in every field, but it is always about (what will suit me)

then I figured it out after studying more YouTube Channels, and here is what I figured:

First of All, I figured out that there is a start point for any youtube channel, and this point is the easiest to start. Start with a channel that is under your name , as what i did … because the thing that I spent most of the time thinking about is the name of the channel. but like this, it is much easier to start and to enter YouTube world. (in an old post, I said that I will start a channel called AbFullHD) but then I Changed my mind, because I don’t want to do the same mistake as the mistake of sawwarna.com, which I will make a post telling the write and the wrong about sawwarna.com)

Second, upload two or three videos before you start marketing your channel, don’t make your channel private, even if you have only one video, because it can get some views. but when you have two or three videos, and people start getting to your channel, a view will attract another view, and a subscribe attracts another.

Third, start your marketing by creating the two most important things to any youtube channel, a twitter account and facebook page.
In my case, because the youtube channel is under my name, the twitter account is my personal twitter account, but I had to do the facebook page under my name.

Last, after lunching the channel try to connect with the large YouTube producers. Especially the ones in your area, because then you might produce a co-video together, and the video will be featured in both channels, yours and their channel.

I’ll keep the blog for more updates about the performance of the YouTube Channel, and until the moment I published this post, the video of the channel had 461 Views but only 4 subscribers… anyways, I need to work more on my channel to increase the number of the subscribers and to generate a loyalty from the viewers. Watch the Video and tell me what do you think about it.. also keep in touch with me on my contacts and Chill Out 😉

The Social War, til when ?

Now, there are major three social network websites who are at war …. Twitter , Facebook and Google Plus …

and by competition, the benefit will come back to the user who will gain more by adding new features and new services by each social network …. til now i didn’t quit any of my accounts, that because each website has its own features … but m afraid that three of them start to be the same.

Now you can change the background of your facebook, and can choose a mood for yourself in chatting, also you have a stream of posts and pictures and notes ….

Now you can upload pictures to twitter, and have the Activity tab which will change your twitter into something similar to your facebook homepage .. and in the same way, you can change the background of your profile….

 

Now there are games on Google Plus, and already there is the BUZZ, +1 and the photos … the profile page is as facebook with the 5 pic.s banner and profile picture on the left …………..

for me , i prefer google + til now because of the BLACK navigator it has which changed the web to a cloud which might compete with the coming iCloud………

I used to looooooovve and respect facebook for the email they had, which was going to kill google,

now i have ab.ehijazi@google.com and ab.elhijazi@facebook.com …… I’m so confused and I don’t know which one will be my primary email !!!!

 

 

I’m waiting for this war to end , and then we all can decide which one of them represent you, and which does not. !!!

 

p.s: facebook outsourced the layout changes they had by adding the button at the right down corner, and the source is http://www.layout4fb.com/ ………… i don’t know why , but this is something new ………

140 Character

as we all know, all of the social network users thought that twitter is just a joke, but day by day, they prove us that 140 is enough to give your voice to the people. as the Arabian quote which is said “the best talk is the short and meaningful” and I noticed that most of my friends on facebook and Linkedin are using twitter to share through their profiles … I Do the same, I don’t share anything on facebook or linkedin, I just open my twitter through my Ipad or Blackberry and post their, DONE it is on facebook and linkedin,,,, BUT THE weird thingy that why didn’t Google+ connect itself to twitter too?

Also their another weird question, Why can’t we join Google+ without an invite?? what is the big deal? are they going to create their own circles to know who knows whom? isn’t that lil weird or it is their own way of BUZZ the users as they did with the Gmail before ?  IT IS Weird but effective, coz when 200Million users within a short time joined google+, then all the internet users know each others !!