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Arabeyes: After Facebook, Comes Hatebook

After Facebook, come the Hatebook. Following is what two bloggers, from Tunisia and Oman, have to say about the new sites – Hatebook.com and Hatebook.org.

A Screen Shot of Hatebook from Omani Blogger Sleepless in Muscat Image of hatebook.com from: Sleepless in Muscat

Tunisia:

From Tunisia, Subzeroblue discusses Hatebook.org and writes:

Facebook and all those social networking sites out there not really your kind of thing?
You'd rather be left alone?
You feel you have more people that you hate than people you like?
Then Hatebook is the site for you…
The first anti-social networking site, where you can connect with the people you hate…


Suzeroblue
also reviews the site and explains:

Upload blackmail material or publish lies, get the latest gossip from your enemies and friends, post photos and videos on your hate profile, tag your friends, get hate points from disturbing people who live, study, or work around you, simply take over the world…

Hatebook looks and functions a lot like Facebook, except in a more devilish way. The color is a more aggressive red, user profiles include a section called “Why I'm Better Than You!”, and instead of Photo Albums you create “Hate Albums” consisting of photos and descriptions of people/things you hate.

Oman:

Meanwhile, Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat has discovered another Hatebook site. He writes:

This is so funny.

I was just browsing the BBC world service site and found this by coincidence.

Apparently, someone has invested the popularity of the famous facebook service that has been recently acquired by Google and launched something similar only quite the opposite in purpose: Hatebook.com.

Will the Hatebooks pick up among Middle Eastern internet users as Facebook has? Only time can tell.

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