So if YouTube and Flickr mated and the child by some act of God spoke Arabic, he would be named “Ikbis” (press). Such a birth has recently taken place in the Arab world. Everyone’s talking about Ikbis so I’m not going to go into a lengthy review. I just wanted to do my part as a blogger in spreading the word. Suffice to say it rocks, as a site, as a virtual initiative from the Arab world, as an initiative from an online Jordanian brand.
Criticisms: keeping in mind it’s still in Beta: I prefer Flickr’s flexibility when it comes to selecting various sizes of a photo and getting a link to embed it in any size. Also the heavy, thick gray border around the video player isn’t very attractive. YouTube has done much to minimize borders for better suitability on blogs. It would also be nice if on one’s personal page, they could organize the photos to be displayed in various ways, such as ‘thumbnails’ or 3×3 instead of 2×2.
Other than that it looks pretty damn good for being only a few days old.