I haven't written anything in my blog since last March, and the reason is mainly the social media platform such as twitter and Facebook, but you never know what you have missed unless it is threatened to be taken away from you!
We have all heard about the new laws in Jordan regarding the online practice, and what is meant to control the web, but it is freaking everyone out, not because we do bad stuff on the world wide web everyday, and we are afraid of getting caught, but mainly because it is the only truly free platform that we found out there to express ourselves in a civilized manner.
Although nothing happened yet, and we don't expect to get imprisoned for our tweets and Facebook updates, but the possibility itself is mind blowing. And it is so dangerous because you are not free anymore!
And i am surprised by all the people who praised the law in it's current form, and wondering if they ever use the internet the way we do! but you can see from their articles and comments that they are old school journalists, who have lost their names among the new generations, and couldn't keep up with the accelerating change the web has introduced to our lives.
The internet is not about control, even the USA cannot do it well, and i can name you many applications that can help you go anonymous (Maybe that will lead me straight to prison!), but leave me alone and i will leave you alone, start tracking me, and life will be harder for everyone.
Also the idea itself means that we have a huge issue in this country, the way the government used to control over the people, and the total control of media, now all is gone, more people have internet access, and more people are exposed to information.
I love my country, and love everything attached to it. "I AM JORDAN" is a phrase that i would like to shout out loud. so i believe our government has some better serious issues to take care of, such as poverty, sanitation, education, freedom, wasta ...etc
Finally, if writing is only exclusive to people who holds a degree in journalism, then cultures and societies would never have evolved, and revolutions would have never occurred, so it all starts with freedom, and it is my legal and human right to be able to express myself on any media i like.