Egypt Online Content Creators series: Why Video is Crucial for your Business in 2016?

Online Video Content Creators are the new superstars of the online business!

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Online video is now a crucial ingredient of any business, this is a FACT not a forecast anymore. Last year also social networks have heavily adopted video technologies and the online video tech industry has witness many mega acquisitions

InsideOut Today is focusing on the entire funnel of Online Content Creation especially video content & video platforms, we are working hard to bring together all the community of online content creators in Egypt in one place aiming to raise awareness, share knowledge and network with like-minded pears about different topics related to online business. First meetup was last week focusing on the importance of Online Video content in Egypt, presenting the latest technologies in online video world and finally discussing the different opportunities for this business in Egypt


Our First Meetup this year “Why Video is Crucial for your business in 2016?”

The meetup took place on February 18th in partnership with Injaz Egypt providing us the meetup space at their office at one of the best Nile view spot in Cairo!

The event was attended by almost 50 persons who are interested in online content from influential bloggers, graphic designers, photographers, online Journalists, videographers, community managers, social media specialists and entrepreneurs.

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Event Highlights:

Welcome speech by our CEO Fady Ramzy who talked about the art & science of Visual storytelling and the latest technology for Online video platforms focusing on how social networks like Facebook & Youtube are fighting for your own video today! Here is a glimpse of fady’s presentation

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Fady highlighted during the event 3 main points:

  1. The state of online video in 2015 and how it indicates the situation for online video business in 2016
  2. How Online video is driving the future of Digital Marketing and It’s impact on immediate SEO Results
  3. Fady stated that traditional media has no option but to switch to online video platforms to sustain its revenues.

And lastly he presented HelixWare online video platform our latest product to support streaming media business inviting the attendees to Try HelixWare for free to listen to their comments and feedback

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Interesting panel discussion took place and during the panel online content creation situation in Egypt was discussed by successful entrepreneurs and online content creators as follows:

Panel Discussion

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The Digital Media Geek Tarek Nasr Managing Director of the Planet talking about the business of Online video creation in Egypt and the top social media platforms used in Egypt to watch videos and he talked briefly about the successful story of enterplanet360 Online web series giving quick advices to startups about how to grow their business through digital media

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The Energetic Ranya Shalaby Business development Manager of Injaz Egypt talking about the new generation of Egyptian entrepreneurs and content startups she saw and how Injaz Egypt is supporting them

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Reham Salem a very dynamic Egyptian TV presenter showcased the best practices for Media entities using Online video in Egypt such as Almasry Alyoum multimedia experience



The meetup was also an excellent opportunity to network in a professional environment and interact with others who share the passion for great content creation, brainstorm and attendees to have their questions answered by the panelists and the event organizers.


It was a very successful event and we received lots of great feedback about the meetup on the hashtag #OCCEgypt and we have collected a beautiful set of pictures from the event.

Stay Tuned with our monthly #OCCEgypt meetup there’s always something new about technology to present to our community! Join our meetup community today


Build Your Knowledge Graph with WordLift. Introducing version 3.4

We love the Web. We’ve been using the Internet in various forms since the 90’s. We believe that the increasing amount of information should be structured beforehand by the same individuals that create the content.

With this idea in mind and willing to empower journalists and bloggers we’ve created WordLift: a semantic editor for WordPress.

With the latest release (version 3.4) we are introducing a Dashboard to provide a quick overview of the website’s Knowledge Graph.


What the heck is a Knowledge Graph?

Knowledge Graphs are all around us. Internet giants like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon they are all running their own Knowledge Graphs and willingly or not we are all contributing to them.

Knowledge Graphs are networks of all kind of things which are relevant to a specific knowledge domain or within an organization. They contains abstract concepts and relations as well as instances of all sort of ‘things’ including persons, companies, documents and datasets.

Knowledge Graphs are intelligent data models made of descriptive metadata that can be used to categorise contents.

Why should You bring all your content and data in a Knowledge Graph?

The answer is simple. You want to be relevant for your audience. A Knowledge Graph allows machines (including voice-enabled assistants, smartphone apps and search crawlers) to make complex queries over the entirety of your content. Let’s break this down into benefits:

  • Facilitate smarter and more relevant search results and recommendations
  • Support intelligent personal assistant like Apple Siri and Google Now understand natural language requests by providing the needed vocabulary to identify content
  • Get richer insights on how content is performing and is being received by the audience. Someone calls it Semantic Analytics (more on this topic soon)
  • Sell advertising more wisely by providing in-depth context to advertising networks
  • Create new services that drive reader engagement
  • Share (or sell) metadata to the rest of the World

So what makes WordLift special

WordLift allows anyone to build his/her own Knowledge Graph. The plugin adds a layer of structured metadata to the content you write on WordPress. Every article is classified with named entities and these classifications are used to provide relevant recommendations that boost the articles of your site with widgets like the navigator and the faceted search. There is more.

The deep vocabulary can be used to understand natural language requests like – “Who is the founder of company [X]?”. Let’s dig deeper. Here is an example that uses a generalist question answering tool called Platypus.


Playtypus leverages on the Wikidata Knowledge Graph. Now if I would ask “Who is the founder of Insideout10?” Wikidata, would probably politely answer “I’m sorry but I don’t have this information“.

Now, the interesting part is that, for this specific question, this same blog holds the correct answer.

As named entities are described along with their properties I can consult the metadata about Insideout10and eventually have applications like Platypus run a SPARQL query on my graph.


This query returns two entities:

Who owns the data?

The site owner does. Every website has its own graph published on (or any custom domain name you might like) and the creator of the website holds all licensing rights of his/her data. In the next upcoming release a dedicated rights statement will be added to all graphs published with WordLift (here you’ll find the details of this issue).

So how big is this graph?

If we combine all existing beta testers we reach a total of 37.714 triples (this being the unit of measurement of information stored in a Knowledge Graph). Here is a chart representing this data.

While this is a very tiny fraction of the World’s knowledge (Wikidata holds 975.989.631 of triples – here is a simple query to check this information on their systems) it is relevant for the readers’ of this blog and contributes to the veracity of big data (“Is this data accurate?”).

Happy blogging!