Yeah, first there was the early 90s internet with its plain static HTML pages that never change.
[WIND BLOWING AND ROLLING BARLEY BALLS IN THE MIDDLE OF WILD WEST MAIN STREET]
Those who were able to put together HTML code made what was called a personal page featuring who they are, what they like, where they live, where they go to school, and especially WHICH COUNTRY they come from! the Moroccan pages weren't Moroccan if they didn't have a Moroccan flag somewhere, or red and green colors which honestly made us blind but we kept our mouth shut. Then came animated GIF pictures, and the Moroccan flags started flapping!
[NATIONAL ANTHEM OF MOROCCO PLAYING]
Some FLAGS were pretty good! Then, then....
[HITCHHOCK'S SHOWER SCENE SOUNDS]
Oh my God, those HTML frames took the internet by storm, broke the pages into puzzle boards and sucked big time!
Eventually the HTML pages got prettier with a better use of tables. Oh, and all this is happening because some people actually decided to learn HTML! Most didn't bother and hybernated in the interactive hyper DYNAMIC underground world of IRC chat.
[CAMERA SHOWS MIDDLE-EARTH ORCS CHASING THE FELLOWSHIP FROM LORD OF THE RINGS]
I did both!
Soon and with the stock market bubble of late 90s to early 21st century the dynamic model caught up with the old boring web pages.
[CASH REGISTER SOUNDS TICK STICK TOK! FROM PINK FLOYD'S MONEY]
[SOUND OF THOUSAND FINGERS TYPING ON KEYBOARDS, MICROPHONE OVERLAPPING SOUNDS]
A Massive revolution of unprecendented global communication. You could also be writing or reading the guy next door.
[CAMERA ZOOMS OUT OF ROOM WINDOW SHOWING YOUR PROFILE FACING YOUR LAPTOP, AND YOUR NEIGHBOOR NEXT WINDOW OPPOSITE STARING AT HER LAPTOP]
Then comes You Tube.
Yeah, you tube your content on the internet. We watch your tube for free. You Tube brought us Maghrebi Video Blogging, pioneered by nobody but the ultimate mnanauk, Moe the Algerian!
Then comes a Moroccan, with a webcam, a mic, a You Tube account and stuff to say.
Please check out MAHDISEAN (aka MAHDI BEN M'BARKA) in his initiative of video blogging following the footsteps of Moe but in his own style. Give him a chance, encourage him as he crystalises his ideas and outlook on cam, and especially comment back on his blogs. Heck, do better! start a video blog!
We just shall see more and more of MAHDISEAN in the near future, read my fingertips! read my fingertips I tell you!