Since writing that open letter to Orange Telecom Jordan on their terrible service I’ve noticed the link really flying around the twittersphere. It’s gotten around 1,700 views in the past 48 hours, which, along with the comments and emails people left me, is a real indication that many are simply not happy with the Kingdom’s telecom giant and it’s level of service.
As I warned in the letter, blogs and social media can have an impact, and the people who read them, use them and support them are at the helm of that impact. Google’s Top 10 search results for ‘Orange Jordan’ already places the open letter in the 8th position.
So I have a request for my fellow bloggers and my dear readers (for anyone who’s interested that is), let’s build on this letter – maybe (just maybe) it can have the desired impact we’re looking for.
Consider it an experiment in Jordanian social media. People are constantly asking me whether Jordanian bloggers have an impact on politics in Jordan – and I always say probably not. But let’s see if we, as customers and as citizens, can use blogs and social media to impact the private sector.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of just writing…
Here’s what we can do:
I will make that link as viral as possible using Facebook, Twitter, etc. But you’ll have to help me out. Spread it as far and wide as possible.
– Send it in an email, post it as a link on Facebook, send it through a tweet or watwet. Retweet it. Pass it on. Like a game of hot potato. Make sure to use the #OrangeJO hashtag at the beginning of your tweet to group it.
– Link to it.
– Leave a comment on the post itself. Tell your Orange (or Jordanian telecom) horror story.
– Tell your friends about it. Have them leave a comment telling their Orange (or Jordanian telecom) horror story.
– If you’re a Jordanian blogger and have written something about Orange recently or in the past, drop me the link and I’ll add it to the original post. I’ve already added a few after a simple search.
– Lastly, if you have any more suggestions then leave a comment on this post.
Let’s do a bit of cyber activism and see what happens.
So, who’s in?