Social Media

Profile Pictures on Facebook go Red

On Thursday, the already-fragile ceasefire between Syrian government forces and opposition factions crumbled after government forces targeted a hospital in Aleppo with barrel bombs and missiles. On Saturday 2 May activists around the world took to the streets and social media in solidarity with the civilians...

The key to successful social media campaigns

SalamaTech's very own Dana Hourani was featured on al.souria.net (a popular Syrian news and culture website), and she explains the key to developing successful social media campaigns. Hourani says that social media campaigns that drive change, whether physical or awareness raising can be well worth...

Facebook – A virtual world not yet understood

SalamaTech’s Basel Matar was featured again on Rising for Freedom, a local Syrian publication distributed across Syria. Matar explores how since the beginning of the 2011 Syria conflict, Syrians have been using  Facebook as an important channel to communicate and reach out to audiences from across...

Spreading content on Facebook

SalamaTech's very own Basel Matar, was featured on Rising for Freedom, a local Syrian publication distributed across Syria. Matar discusses how social media platforms have replaced traditional media in many ways, one of which is sheer volume. The amount of information that users are bombarded...

–Web series– “My Facebook got hacked! – Malas Brothers”

A Facebook account in Syria is in many cases a critical lifeline. Syrian Facebook accounts get taken down so frequently for a variety of reasons. The parody video below, courtesy of the Malas brothers highlights this personal tragedy from a Syrian context. ...

SalamaTech analyzes the Syrian Hashtag

SalamaTech team member – and contributing writer to the prominent Syrian magazine Rising for Freedom – Basel Mattar, examines how Syrian hashtags are being used on Twitter, identifies their shortcomings, and discusses how Syrians can use hashtags more effectively, in order to reach audiences and...

SalamaTech helps activists to be heard on Twitter

SalamaTech team member – and contributing writer to the prominent Syrian magazine Rising for Freedom – Basel Mattar compares Facebook and Twitter for Syrian audiences, and outlines the purpose of each platform. Mattar advises Syrian audiences on the most appropriate content to share on Twitter,...