Was just looking about to see to see if anyone'd created a petition for Abdolkarim Nabil Seliman, and noticed a few things.
- Google searching "Abdolkarim Nabil Seliman" returns 0 on the main page, and2 on google news.
- Searching "Abdolkarim Nabil Seliman" with bloggers blog search tool returns 17 results.
- Searching "Abdolkarim Nabil Seliman" with technorati returns 22 results. All blogs.
Thankfully two semi-mainstream sites picked up on it, otherwise the detention of Egyptian blogger Abdolkarim (Kareem Amer) would be entirely invisible to english readers on the number one world's most used search engine. I dislike google's segregation of blogs for this reason alone. If google wants to create filters, an improvement might be a "blog" option on the main google search page next to the "images" "groups" and "news" options.
Google do you hear me. Visibility helps a bunch. I'm not whinging about fame, I'm talking about burying human rights abuse for the sake of the dollar.
Am still looking to see what's happening in the petition department, and what the human rights situation is on dealing with blogger detentions in Egypt. So far the response seems to be: provide information, get the story out rationally. In the meantime ihath has supplied Egyptian embassy addresses.
I'm in an awful quandary about posting this, Hassan's Eid gift is receding slowly into the archives.