Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

As most people already know, Queen Ranai of Jordan won the YouTube Visionary Award for her channel on YouTube. Here's her awesome acceptance speech a la Letterman style. It's really funny.

I love how many members of the royal family of Jordan have such a great sense of humor. I remember a talk by Prince Abdullah at a conference I once attended and he opened with the line, "We find ourselves between Iraq and a hard place." ;-)

Jordan is quickly becoming one of my favorite countries and I can't wait to go back. My visit with Princess Rym when I was there was really inspiring and her work in promoting journalism and film are important and inspiring. I think the openness and the skill with which the leaders communicate with the rest of the world goes a long way in dispelling some of the unreasonable stereotypes that the West has about the Arab world.

Congratulations Queen Rania and Jordan!

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