I was reading an interesting article on Beirut Spring on how a recent survey of readers of more than 400 blogs in Lebanon has shown that their numbers are close to the online readership of the most well-known Lebanese newspapers: both averaging 14,000 visitors daily.
It is true that there are some blogs who average a large number of visitors daily such as the BeirutSpring and even our blog but i think those numbers are exaggerated and miss out on a major source of information in Lebanon which are the Lebanese Political sites and News portals. LF website, FPM website, Kataeb website, lebanonfiles.com, elnashra.com and many others are way more visited than the most popular newspapers out there.
Most Lebanese rely on websites that relate to their political allegiance rater than check out newspapers for two reasons:
1- A lot of newspapers are politicized and are dull to read.
2- Political websites and portals are way more updates (by the second) than online papers.
Update: Last but not least, once we started blogbaladi, i looked for as many Lebanese blogs as I could find and i could not find more than 100.
I am as curious as Mark to know where those 400 came from?