Ayman Jomaa, serial entrepreneur and founder of Muzeit, a new music sharing and discovery app, gives us an insight into his life online.
Launched in December 2015, Muzeit has already rocketed its way up the Apple App Store to the number one spot in eighteen countries around the world. Muzeit is headquartered in London, with remote offices in several locations. Muzeit is available on the Apple App Store and will launch on Google Play this year.
My Favourite Website... I’m always scrolling through news feeds to keep me up to date on what’s going on with the tech world. So I love any websites that provide me with the latest news and developments from the industry, which means I constantly monitor sites such as CNET, T3, Twitter, etc to ensure that I’m ahead of the curve and in the know.
My Favourite App... It’s no secret that I’m passionate about music and I’m always on the lookout for new or forgotten artists, songs and genres. Whether you’re in a club, bar, restaurant or just hanging out with friends, I love how Shazam easily enables you to find that song which you’ve always enjoyed but can never remember the name of.
My Favourite Blog... There are so many great blogs out there it’s hard to remember a world without them. Sites like Gizmodo and Mashable are great for getting the latest media, entertainment, tech and digital news, and I like how they balance informative news with a good sense of humour.
My Internet/Tech Hero... Steve Jobs - For so many reasons. His incredible work has completely transformed how we run everything in our day to day lives, from the way we access information to engaging with one another – a true genius.
My Most Recent Buy Online... The new Coldplay album on iTunes.
Book I've Just Downloaded/Read... Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs by David Yoffie - David was one of my professors at Harvard Business School and this was an incredibly insightful read.
My Favourite Tweeter... Ted Talks - I really enjoy Ted Talks on Twitter because it provokes me to think 'outside the box' and deals with a whole range of topics from across the board.
My Favourite Instagrammer... Paris Hilton - I follow Paris because the party is always wherever she is - whether she’s DJ’ing in Vegas or Ibiza, you always know that people are having a good time.
Social Media Allowed Me to Meet... Social media has enabled me to connect with lots of people, including two major DJs through our shared love of music and similar music taste.
My Stand Out Online Memory... It’s really exciting when your brand starts receiving the recognition it deserves. We’re already seeing increased engagement from celebrities and music artists who are following and enjoying using Muzeit, which is a great endorsement for what we’re trying to do.
Most Worthwhile Newsletter Subscribed To... The New York Times - Without a doubt, it’s my one stop shop for all the information I need, whether it’s business, tech, art, culture, this newsletter really does have it all.
My Pet Hate About Life Online... I don’t like the lack of human interaction that comes with online life. I still prefer meeting in person over calling, and calling over texting. While the internet has revolutionised the world and made many things easier, I worry that we are gradually losing our human touch by not engaging directly with each other. The best connections and business deals are always made in person.
iPhone or Android - I use both but mainly BlackBerry operated by Android for work and my iPhone for everything else. The iPhone’s multimedia and entertainment are still superior to everything else, but you can’t beat a good keyboard for sending business emails at speed.
4 May 2016