Reading comments on Yuga’s blog, I came across an interesting site named “Hane.PH!”, predictably with the catchy hane.ph domain. The homepage appears to be a business directory of sorts, and the about page claims:
this will be the Philippines most used, most trusted, and most reliable Business Directory and this blog is where you get all the inside scoop of what is happening behind the scene.
A pretty good vision for an aspiring online service, no matter how raw it may seem right now. Unfortunately, the site’s author shows no respect for Filipino bloggers, as written on its weblog:
im having a time hard figuring out how to approach bloggers SPECIFICALLY PINOY bloggers to link me back or have a linkback exchange with Hane.PH!.. i feel more comfortable exchanging links with REAL businesses.. and unlike our american counterparts, if you actually read a pinoyâ€™s blog itâ€™ll give you the impression that they think they own the world.. i call that THE STARLET COMPLEX..
Disappointing. He claims he finds it hard to get a link from prominent pinoy bloggers, and manages to piss them off all at the same time. How can you expect a link when you don’t even have a working beta of your service up and running? You can’t get the Filipino blogosphere running gaga with hot air for publicity and a business plan that’s too good to be true. To add more insult, you take it against the Filipino blogosphere their failure to recognize your still soon to be released site. A site which right now seems to be destined to morph into a spam portal masquerading as a business directory. I just hope I’m wrong.