I am a fan of the Brazilian National football team! But a 7-1 loss has driven me past the usual “Damn, we lost” into a “Wow, I can’t believe I’m watching this”. Below is a collection of all non-insulting tweets posts and pictures of what social media looked like during this match. My newsfeed has never shone with such creativity before!

  • Twitter just exploded.
  • 5 Bi3yun l 7esdin. And V for Victory = iiiiiv
  • 5 Kill Streak! *Whistles for an attack dog” #CallOfDuty #WorldCup
  • 7 kill streak! *Places Turret* ‪#‎CallOfDuty‬ #WorldCup
  • But I will remain a huge BRAZILIAN fan no matter what!
  • I think that the brazilian team will kill neymar in his sleep….2uw2?’,’
  • Several people will pay 6000SR for a new TV set.
  • Aslan ana min zamen b7eb Nedy l Safa!
  • Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye ya helween.
  • Several people will pay 6000SR for a new TV set.
  • This semifinal match Germany vs Brazil should be categorized +18
  • أصلاً أنا من زمان بحِبّ الأنصار:)Stop!
  • يعني إذ بفوت سكولاري نص الشعب البرازيلي يلعب ضد ١١ ألماني بالشوط التاني ما بيغيير النتيجة …
  • This is like the re-run of Germany VS KSA
  • Civil war has started in #Lebanon. #Ger #Bra #WorldCup
  •  This is a basketball match.
  •  Germany, relax! They’re not Poland.
  • 7-1, you can still win #Bra!
  • Saraha mest7e ehtefil bl goal.
  • alright, off to bed. gonna count german goals to fall asleep
  • Joking aside, salute to all players. A football game is like life – no matter how good/bad it is, you still fight till the end.

 

Somehow, some people still kept their wits.
These people said “..(Brazilians).. are good, nice people and the football is a main ”ingredient” of their life. I am really sorry for them.”
These people asked why the citizens of Brazil are living in poverty while the elite are hosting a global event?
These people posted about the Gaza bombings still happening right now, while the world was choking on a football match?
Do you have your priorities in order?

 

 

 

 


Lebanese Flag Now In Whatsapp Emoticons

Apparently Whatsapp has decided to include our honored Lebanese colors in their emoticons list! This should say something about our international ranking in their user database… Not sure what, though.

On a side note, iPhone users only receive a boxed “LB”, going crazy until someone tells them what it is.

Image  —  Posted: 16/06/2014 in Apps, Lebanon
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Title is self explanatory, and the below links are for free Android Google Market applications.The links highlighted in bold purple are highly recommended as must need apps.

 

Location Apps:

I recommend Google Maps. This app should be installed by default in your android. Make sure that you save the offline map for your target location. A history of your location requires Google Location History

Next best for offline is Sygic! You can use the free version which is limited, and then there’s the premium which rocks. You can also try out Sygic Speedometer, which will alert you for high speeds and radar traps.

Expedia Bookings for booking flights and hotels

For Eurotrips: “Railteam Mobile” provides live timetable information for all European trains and connections

Tripadvisor  that helps with booking hotels, or try the Tripadvisor City guide
Foursquare is a social media app that allows you to check in places, and is really helpful when you’re trying to find a restaurant or any club or any other location.

 

Translation:

Must have app is Google Translate for all languages. There are a bunch of other apps out there for translation, so take your pick. If you don’t speak the language, let your smartphone do it for you. Write whatever you need, and let a local read the translation and reply while you do the reverse translation. Make sure that they don’t run off with it!

 

Communication:

Whatsapp free sms messaging

Viber Free VOIP and chat.

Skype…. Well, it’s skype.

Line Free VOIP ad chat.

 

ATM Finders:

Moneypass ATM Finder Mixed reviews, but worth a try.

ATMS  haven’t tried this personally, but it has the best reviews so far.

 

If you have any more interesting ones, please add the names in the comment section, and I’ll update this list. Links not allowed!


 

The latest and hottest selfie trend has been used heavily by teenagers, and has slowly taken over the rest of social media. Now the big companies are following suite and trying to ride the new trend waves that are coming out! I’ve seen many hipster companies promote selfie campaigns and take selfies of their products, but the most creative of all of these are the Gmail Shelfies, brought to life by the Google Themes option.

The process is simple:

  • Select a selfie image (Fresh or otherwise)
  • Click OK
  • Selfie appears as Gmail Inbox background.
  • Welcome to your customized Shelfie:)

And no, it is not an April Fool’s joke, regardless of the April 1st Launch date.

Quoted from Google’s blog:
“And we think it’s a tragedy that your handsome hair, luscious lashes and beautiful brows have been trapped in your own inbox. Until now, that is. Today, we’re proud to free your selfies by launching Gmail Shelfie, the SHareable sELFIE.”

 

 

Gmail rides the wave of Selfies with Shelfies

Image  —  Posted: 01/04/2014 in Google+, Social Media
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