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9th
 Doha
 Conference
 on
 Interfaith
 Dialogue
2011


not
 only
 to
 researching
 the
 impact
 of
 emerging
technologies
on
communication


Keynote
Speech


practices
but
also
to
increasing
awareness



 By
Ana
ADI
 Lecturer,
Bahrain
Polytechnic

 PhD
Candidate,
University
of
the
West
 of
Scotland

 @ana_adi
 www.anaadi.net

 
 


about
 what
 social
 media
 is
 and
 what
 it
 can
do.


 
 So,
you
may
ask,
what
is
social
media
and
 what
 makes
it
so
 interesting
and
unique?
 What
 is
 it
 that
 makes
 it
 that
 people
 now
 all
 over
 the
 world
 seem
 to
 spend
 more


It
 is
a
great
pleasure
to
 be
 here
 today,
at
 what
 is
my
first
conference
 in
the
 Middle
 East
 since
 I
 moved
 to
 Bahrain
 9
 months
 ago,
 and
 at
 my
 first
 ever
 conference
 on
 Interfaith
Dialogue.



time
 on
 it
 when
 online
 than
 anything
 else?
 Moreover,
 you
 will
 perhaps
 ask,
 is
 this
really
for
me?

 
 In
 order
 to
 answer
 these
 questions,
 we’ll


have
to
take
a
step
back
and
have
a
brief


Ladies
and
Gentlemen,


look
at
how
we
got
here.
The
Internet,
of


which
 social
 media
 are
 now
 an
 integral


I
 have
 a
 confession
 to
 make.
 Several
 months
 ago
 when
 Mr.
 Adeel
 Khan
 left
 a
 voicemail
on
my
website
I
thought
he
was
 a


fact
that
I
have
dedicated
my
recent
years


spammer,


one


of


those


very


technologically
 apt
 people
 that
 once
 in
 a
 while
 want
 more
 from
 you
 than
 to
 share
 an
 elusive
 fortune
 that
 they
 inherited
 over
 night.
 But
 as
 I
 returned
 the
 call
 and
 checked
 the
 website
 of
 the
 Doha
 International


Center


for


Interfaith


Dialogue,
I
entered
a
new
world
and
I
was
 fascinated.

 
 Is
 it
 perhaps
 my
 experience
 with
 social
 media
 and
 emerging
 technologies
 that


part
 has
 been
 around
 for
 longer
 than
 some
 of
 us
 might
 imagine.
 It
 was
 born
 in
 the
1960s
when
the
US
Defense
Advanced
 Research


Projects


experimenting


with


Agency
 new


ways


was
 of


transmitting
data,
which
was
then
passed
 on
 to
 some
 sponsored
 corporate
 and
 academic
environments
to
be
tested.
The
 Advanced
 Research
 Projects
 Agency
 Network
or
ARPANET,
as
the
Internet
was
 called
 at
 that
 time,
 counted
 213
 host
 computers
in
the
1981
 with
another
host
 being
added
almost
every
20
days
(Leiner
 et
 al.,
 no
 date).
 And
 although
 it
 grew
 bigger
 every
 day
 and
 more
 applications


brings
 me
 in
 front
 of
 you
 today
 and
 the


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