"I will not use Blogger.com, MySpace.com, Blog.com, Spaces.MSN.com and 360.yahoo.com but only if 5 other bloggers will urge them to immediately add 'Palestine' in their list of countries!."
— Haitham Sabbah, Palestine is not on Blogs Map!
Deadline to sign up by: 30th March 2006
73 people signed up (68 over target)
Country: Palestinian Territories
Palestine is not in the country list!
I was astonished and disappointed when I didn't find my country, 'Palestine', listed in the list of countries when I was trying to update my profile in all of these services (but not limited to):
Palestinians live in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. But that does not mean that Palestine and Palestinians do not exist!
Do we know of Palestinian bloggers? Hardly any! Why? Because they can't identify themselves by country. Why not? Because these blogs services don't recognize Palestine in their country list!
Imagine you are a Palestinian blogger, and you have no choice to identify that you exist there because these blog's services don't list Palestine in their country list. Is that a denial of existence? Ignorance? Intentional or unintentional bias? We hope note. But then they should add Palestine in their country list, NOW!
Urge these blog services and all those you know of that don't list Palestine, to immediately add Palestine in their list of countries!
Send requests to:
Blogger.com Support: email@example.com
Blog.com Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yahoo 360 Feedback: http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/360/cg...
Spaces.msn.com Form: http://support.msn.com/eform.aspx?produc...
Myspace.com Support: email@example.com
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