This is the blog of an Egyptian engineering student. He does not take himself very seriously, and describes himself as a normal person in his profile. His is critical of the Egyptian government, and singles out the popular Egyptian singer AmrDiab for criticism because he apparently performed for the Mubarak family.
This is the blog of a young Egyptian medical student who rages at the government of Egypt and the country's social ills. She writes angrily about sexual harassers, expresses her hatred for Hosni and Gamal Mubarak, and supports uprisings and strikes in the country.
This is the blog of an Egyptian whose interest is computers, the Internet, and programming. He promotes contributing to Arabic Wikipedia and writes about how he prefers to blog than work while at his office. Although most of his blog is apolitical, he promoted the general strikes in Egypt when they occurred, supporting the anti-Mubarak opposition.
Egyptian Weblog Descriptions:
This is the blog of a radical Egyptian socialist who writes about the turbulent workers' strike in Mahalla al-Kubra, union activism, and organizing peasants. He writes a lot about his opposition to Mubarak, torture in Egyptian prisons, and the need to end capitalism.
This is the blog of an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood member called BahebMisr, or "I love Egypt." The blogger is relentlessly critical of Mubarak, who he calls Abu al-Fasad, or "Father of Corruption," the kind of statement that could get a print journalist jailed.
This Egyptian blogger calls herself "WahidaMasriya," or "One Egyptian." She is a leftist associated with the Kifaya movement, and has the Kifaya slogan "down with Mubarak" emblazoned in her profile. She writes in support of feminism, against torture, and also speaks favorably of coalescing with the Muslim Brotherhood against the government.
Part 1: The Evidence is There
Part 1: The Evidence is There …and was there already by 2008
Part 2: Network Topology >> Political Landscape
Iranian Blogosphere: mixed networks Poetry CyberShi’a Religious Youth Opposition Conservative Politics Reformist
Egyptian vs. Iranian Networks: Egyptian Blogosphere Iranian Blogosphere
Arabic vs. Iranian Networks: Strong division between secular and Islamist cultural and political zones. Two sides deeply antagonistic. Secular/Opposition Islamist/Pro-Government Egyptian Blogosphere Iranian Blogosphere
Arabic vs. Iranian Networks: Multiple ideological/political groups integrated via culture/family-oriented clusters. All sides opposed Mubarak, used “bridging” language. Culture/Family Political/Ideological Groupings Egyptian Blogosphere Iranian Blogosphere
Part 3: Bridges vs. Bases: the importance, and limitations of core elites