KMB in the media : )
On October 21, 2007, Daily Times printed the following story:
Blogs explode with blast reaction
The October 18 bomb blasts on PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s welcome rally have already made it to Wikipedia, with updates and an active discussion underway on the article’s ‘talk’ page.
Within an hour of the bombs going off, the blasts were also reported on a number of blogs originating from the city, including Karachi MetroBlogs (http://karachi.metblogs.com ), Adil Najam’s Pakistaniat.com, and Dr Awab Alvi’s teeth.com.pk.
While the blogs provided an analysis of the incoming news reports, commentators grieved for the losses of life, and the degenerating law and order situation in Karachi. ‘Give us a break, and stop doing this to our country,’ was the most common response to posts put up about the blasts. Many quoted Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s couplets, and expressed solidarity with those who had suffered. More…
On October 29, 2007, The News followed with:
Some of the most popular blogging websites used by Karachiites are www.karachi.metblogs.com and www.karachiblog.com, and to an extent, ‘Orkut’ etc as well. The current issue under discussion is obviously the twin bomb blasts in the city on the procession of the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
On karachi.metblogs.com, one of the bloggers wrote ‘the circus comes to town’ referring to the pre-campaigning of Bhutto’s arrival. And soon after her arrival and the blast, this statement – “It is utterly disgusting that we can stand to see terrorists yet again destroy our city for their own political agendas, leaving behind another series of body bags all killed for no fault of their own,” – was found on the same website. More…
Loads of attention, yo! Looks like the mainstream media is finally starting to realise that blogs are an important doorway into people’s minds. : )
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