For those that don’t know [Zach], he’s famous for making tricks on video that blow your mind. Some of his videos are easy to predicts, others are pretty good. Zach will be talking about his experience how he became so successful, so I guess it’s not focused on him doing some tricks. For more details click [here].
You can see the tiny humans on the photo to get a bigger picture on just how large this billboard is, pun intended. LG officially entered the Guinness World Record for the largest billboard advertisement ever made. At the size of two football fields, LG is expecting 20 million people to see their ad.(Source)
It was a matter of time till something this weird happens, the walkway is separated by a path where you stare at your mobile and bump with everyone else staring at their mobile, and a normal walkway. We need something similar to this in Kuwait, except mobile-only roads, not walkways since more people drive while staring at their phone or recording than actually looking at the road.
Photo via AndroidSpin
I’m not going to share the video that went viral of a police officer taking a video of himself verbally abusing a Canadian lady and her daughter in Arabic. I am glad however he is getting disciplined by the Monitoring and Inspection Department for violations after the minister himself ordered for his arrest. It’s an irony when your job is to do justice when you arrive and videotape injustice.[Source]
I’ve been a fan of Pick Yo well before it started trending, and what I don’t like about it trending is I can no longer schedule meetings there anymore, because it’s too packed and too hot. Qurtoba residents are going to love having it though, there’s barely anything in the co-op area apart from Burger King, Caribou and a shawerma place.
A group of Bulgarians in Kuwait secretly installed a small scanning machine on an ATM machine in Salmiya. It would scan and send the credit card information (including the PIN code) of the person using the ATM then send it to Dominican Republic, from there they would forge cards and withdraw money.
Unfortunately most of the people who reported money withdrawn out of their card without their consent were expatriates that make little money like construction workers and cleaners. I highly suggest you cover the screen with your hand when you enter your PIN when using any ATM machine.[Source]
Someone pointed out to me I was listed on the top 5 blogs in Kuwait on an article written by Al Qabas yesterday, which was great except the article wasn’t a positive one. It was about the decline of blogging in Kuwait and the raise of instagram, which has been happening for years.
I do get asked by people I know whether the blog is doing well, and the simple answer is yes, very well. Blogs that have the majority of their audience as Kuwaiti’s have been facing a steady decline in traffic, a good example is ilsul6ana.com. She used to reach 1 million impressions per month with a bulk of posts published every day. Now with the raise of instagram her blog is pretty much dead, her last post was more than 4 months ago.
I on the other hand haven’t been affected much, because many of the users that read my blog are expats (since it’s an English blog) and expats aren’t into instagram that much, the majority stick to Facebook and some read blogs, they don’t jump on trends whenever a new social channel is out like Kuwaitis.
All in all, I do agree the blogging is slowly dying in Kuwait, I have many blogger friends that quit throughout the years, everyone had his on reason. Ironically, BlogLaish a blog I use to follow quit and got replaced by a Chinese weird fetish blog. Although not everyone has been affected (mostly English and Arabic Politics Blogs), my traffic is still increasing ever since I started blogging 4 years ago.
A reader spotted this poster in an elevator at The Amiri Hospital, he also added it’s only effective at the Ministry of Health and other government sectors. It appears the law was issued back in 2008, that’s 6 years ago and they’ve finally started applying it seriously. I’m really hoping to see this spread across the private sector, better yet have a hotline for reporting Employee Abuse.