Friday, November 04, 2005

Google blindspot








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.

4 Comments

#11/04/2005 05:54:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger olivebranch

The Eid gift will have to resurface later. Here is a gift to this blogger from me. More Egyptian Embassy emails.


Australia:
consular@egypt.org.au
info@egypt.org.au

Jordan:
egypt@embegyptjordan.com

Canada:
cetech@cetech.ca

United States of America:
embassy@egyptembdc.org
[that one took some searching]

Egypt in UN:
egypt@un.int


LET THEM EMAILS RIP ! (can you put another link to my blog and research as reward points for doing this task for you??)

 
#11/05/2005 01:39:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Fayrouz

Emigre',

Check my post for a banner with English text.

 
#11/05/2005 01:45:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Fayrouz

Google have a blog search. Unfortunately, you have to click on more links to find it.

http://blogsearch.google.com/

 
#11/05/2005 12:41:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger ritzy

Tagged!
http://missmabrouk.blogspot.com/2005/11/abdolkarim-useful-addresses.html

 

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