QNA launches 'Maydan' news social network
London, July 16, 2014
The Qatar News Agency has launched ‘maydan.qa,’ a news social network, targeting nearly one million Internet users in the country.
It is powered by Knowledge View’s NewsPad technology and has been designed to create communities of users and events as part of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, said a statement.
The NewsPad on mobile and web can unblock the problem of users' engagement for media groups, building communities around their content. It will allow the news consumer to surf quality tags, go straight into tag hubs to comment on topics, rate news, comment on them, get rewarded and network with like-minded people.
The members of maydan.qa can also share news and events in a messaging system built around content and contribute their own news and events.
Built with advanced Internet technology on the cloud, NewsPad is a mobile-first technology that is scalable, allowing for mass customisation of news and super-fast search for large content hubs.
Khaled Al-Mutawa, director of IT, QNA, said: "Maydan Qatar will be a milestone in building a knowledge-based society where people exchange insights and intelligence over shared content of interest. We are certain that our unique take on Qatar will encourage meaningful networking globally. We are also glad to have partnered with KnowledgeView for technology and with Dow Jones and GIS for content.” - TradeArabia News Service