RAMALLAH, February 7 (JMCC) - Palestinian and Arab bloggers kicked off a campaign celebrating the city of Jerusalem in social media during the month of February, reports
blogger Abir Kopty.
A few days ago a blogging initiative started under the theme:”For you, oh praying city, we blog.” It is a blogging campaign for Jerusalem, started by bloggers from Gaza. Others followed from Palestine and Arabs from all over the world. The campaign goal was blogging and tweeting about Jerusalem till the 31st of January. This is not the first online campaign of its kind initiated by Palestinians. Since the beginning of the Arab Spring there were a lot of discussions about the important role of Social Media. The Palestinian arena is witnessing a strong tendency to use Social Media tools to deliver the Palestinian people’s message to the world. Keep in mind that in Gaza specifically, using these tools was crucial in the fight against the Gaza siege that forced youth to utilize everything available to communicate with the rest of the world.