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The Daily star has a weird article about Egyptian blogs. it happens to be the first negative press manalaa.net get (yeah the web is full of people dissing manalaa.net but so far all the mainstream media coverage we got was favorable) but just like the praise we get on the press it's mostly rubbish stuff written by clueless and lazy journalists.
fun eh? what Tarek Shahin doesn't realise is people recommend manalaa.net not for our writing but for services like the Egyptian Blogs Aggregator. it is probably our mistake though nothing on the page makes it clear that we host such services or explains them. if you know what you're looking for you'll find it, if you don't you're lost. but what I don't get is the part about claiming to be a voice of Egyptian rebels when did we make that claim? where is that claim on manalaa.net? can someone post a link? oh well, he also pointed to africano's old address, which is a bit weird considering you get redirected to the new one after you spend 5 seconds there. either he didn't want to paste another manalaa.net address or the article was written a few months ago but had to wait for some reason. so people actually get paid to come up with articles like these?!!
Local bloggers offer the constructive, the amusing and the pointless
... Manal and Alaa (www.manalaa.net), a poor blog site, is surprisingly recommended by what are arguably much better bloggers. Manal and Alaa is at best, a jolly personal Web site. But as blogs go, it is self-important, self-indulgent and incoherent. It claims to be a voice for Egyptian rebels and to have some affiliation with activist causes but all that can be seen are disguised personal vanity photos. ...