More arab Bloggers voice thier frustration
A bunch of Arab bloggers with very active blogs have voiced their frustration with a service called iToot.
The service is supposedly professional and adds blogs as based on diversity and good content, while many argue that it's not the case and that it's based more and more on Wasta
Many blogs on iToot, are not really as great as iToot claims them to be, and many have not been updated in months. Some even don't have content! While others are full of what I can describe as pure junk! Extremely personal posts, One liners, Copy and paste, and new re-reporting.
When I complained about it to Co-founder Ahmad Humaid on 360East, and stated that there appears to be "Wasta" at play here. He totally ridiculed my comments (and later on deleted them), he was also supported in that by Roba. Later on expressing that it's a "Private venture" justifying giving them every right to be as unprofessional and personal as they want.
The article I mentioned is here:http://www.360east.com/?p=561 With comments below. I did say that they were deleted, but I apologize, they are there
I don't want to start bashing iToot for their work, I think it will take them time to really be professional and impartial in their judgement. Rather than basing it on "personal" likes and dislikes
Additionally, if any site is rejected, it should be stated as to "WHY" which is a basic right many need to know to actually improve.
Many of the sites that didn't make the final cut (For example AbedHamdan's life, Moey, and Memories Documented just to name a few) are WAY more active than ... well lets say 90% of all the blogs on iToot combined.
It appears that a bunch of the frustrated Arab bloggers (iToot claims to be the Arab blog network). Have joined together to create iBaloo6, I'm not sure about how serious this venture is but it seems to be legitimate so far.
Hopefully, with time, we will see iToot grow to become what it was "supposed" to be, a place for all good Arab blogs to be, and not based on Wasta and personal opinions about people ...
And I'll leave you with this funny picture by a good friend of mine, (when he saw my frustration with iToot) I think it's funny, while others don't ...