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There's yet another report on our last blogger meetup. Marie Anne, the journalist present there, just published her article in Magazine about our little gathering. The article tackles how we met & became friends, the controversial debates we discuss (yes, the famous homosexual blogger issue didn't go unnoticed), the concept of the Lebanese blogger and the blog which best reflects this category of people (is he/she the one blogging from outside the country, who lives in Lebanon with a direct access to all the daily ups and downs or just anyone who makes Lebanon the main theme of his posts?), as well as the concerns of many bloggers like Linalone, Zizou, Delirious, Wil and others... Enjoy!


At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 2:38:00 PM, Blogger JoseyWales said...

...le blog est à la mode.

And it went downhill from there.

I guess, Eve, bad coverage is better than no coverage. But this thing was written like a society piece (maybe that was the idea). All fluff, no substance and little info.

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 3:15:00 PM, Blogger linalone said...

Bad or Good Coverage, that is not the matter. Such Articles, shed the light on
the bloggers phenomenons and who knows may be one day we will be veritable actors in this society.
Thanks Marianne, we're looking forward to meet you at our next meeting.

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 4:58:00 PM, Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

« Un débat animé a ainsi eu lieu récemment sur l'homosexualité entre les blogueurs» [sic]
Bad French- as in most of the Beirut press I’m afraid…
But that makes for beautiful puns albeit unintended ones.
; )

Long live Al-Hurriyah and Al-Haqîqah!
Long live the hummus revolution of the great Baklava Republic of Lebanistan!

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 5:53:00 PM, Blogger linalone said...

Who are you to judge that is bad French??
Can I tell You something? The author of this article is French and not lebanese...

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 6:21:00 PM, Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

“The author of this article is French”
Yeah…and so what?
She might as well be Javanese or Zimbabwean for her French syntax is quite poor.

The proper sentence structure should have been the following:
« Un débat animé entre [les] blogueurs a ainsi eu lieu récemment sur [le thème de] l'homosexualité»

Too much hummus in your cedar soup
But not enough Haqîqah I’m afraid

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 6:46:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

guys, guys, so it's not an article about political blogs this time, nor some sort of an in-depth complicated political analysis, and it may not have covered all aspects of such a broad subject; it may not have followed the grammatical rules of the great Academie francaise as well, but that doesn't make it "fluffy" or "wahabist"... take it easy :)

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 8:05:00 AM, Blogger hashem said...

wow...the blogs are really a reflection of our Lebanon....people easily fighting, and exchanging big big words...kello nater el tani 3ala kelmeh, and what was supposed to be a nice friendly post turned into an angry platform...
is it the hot summer?
thanx for the firefighter Eve...:)

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 1:41:00 PM, Blogger Lebanese Meze said...

"wahabist" Hahaha :p

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 5:06:00 PM, Blogger gabrielf said...

il y a beaucoup d'homosexualité entre les bloggueurs? :)

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 11:36:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

You guys want to know what one of the direct consequences of this article was on me?
When I got to the office on Monday, one of the women who works as a consultant on my project told me: "Bonjour Delirious!" as soon as she saw me.
I stupidly let Marie-Anne take my picture with Maldoror and Linalone. Marhaba anonymousness...
I tell you, I'm seriously considering quitting blogging~

At Saturday, June 10, 2006 1:21:00 PM, Blogger a h m a d said...

Dr Victorino de la Vega, very subtle, I liked reading your comment.

Delirious, quit and start a new blog with a different nickname and blog name. :P


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