Ishki, A New Portal For Arabs To Post Their Complaints Online

| Jan 6, 2009 | comment 4 Comments

IshkiIshki (which means ‘complain’ in Arabic) is an interesting new portal that was recently released from Jordan, giving Arab users the chance to post their different complaints online and get their voices out to the world.

Other than just complaining, the portal lets users start petitions on several issues and collect signatures for them; They can also ask other site visitors for help on certain problems or situations they’re facing.

In addition to all that, the website also gives users the possibility to do the very opposite of complaining, by blowing someone’s horn and singing their praises.

A special imaginary character, humorously called “Dr. Shakib Tanash” (which translates into Dr. Shakib Careless), has his own section where people can share their problems and get his feedback and advice.

Ishki Screenshot

Each complainer gets their own page grouping all their submissions to the website, that they can either make private or keep public. Other visitors can vote on the submitted complaints, requests for help and praises; as well as sign whatever petitions they agree with.

The site is still new and not much content has been submitted yet by users, but the idea is a really good one, and it should be interesting to see how well it goes, what kind of reaction it’ll get from the people, and what role it’ll play in helping spread freedom of speech.

The portal was founded and put together by a talented team consisting of Wael Attili, Mohamed Al Razem, Ahmad Kharbat, and Wahid Barghouthi.

Ishki 

  • http://triplem.host.sk TripleM

    Nice website.. but I must admit this is the weirdest, yet the funniest idea for a start-up web portal…
    I love it…
    Thanks man
    :)

  • http://triplem.host.sk TripleM

    Nice website.. but I must admit this is the weirdest, yet the funniest idea for a start-up web portal…
    I love it…
    Thanks man
    :)

  • http://www.waleg.com Ziad

    I kind of know Wael and Ahmad and i believe they are very ‘qualified’ for running such a site…
    Hopefully the site will survive and won’t face lots of real ‘shakawee’ from the top ;) !

  • http://www.waleg.com Ziad

    I kind of know Wael and Ahmad and i believe they are very ‘qualified’ for running such a site…
    Hopefully the site will survive and won’t face lots of real ‘shakawee’ from the top ;) !

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