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Feedster to Countdown 31 Days to “Feed of the Year Award” for 2005

Will Honor 31 Outstanding Bloggers

Feedster, Inc. the pioneer of RSS search with the largest index of searchable feeds, today announced that it will honor the achievements of independent bloggers and publishers with a “Feed of the Year” Countdown. One finalist will be announced daily beginning tonight and at midnight on December 31, the “Feed of the Year” will be announced.

Since 2003, Feedster has selected a Feed of the Day to acknowledge an undiscovered blog or topical feed. The new Feed of the Year award was created to honor writers who have displayed continued excellence in blogging. A panel of independent judges reviewed each 2005 Feed of the Day and rated them for uniqueness, freshness, presentation, usability, and community.

“As a citizen of the blogosphere, Feedster has always recognized the achieve-ments of independent bloggers and publishers. Our Feed of The Day was created as an opportunity to honor a unique voice or technology from within the din of the web,” says Alan Graham, Feedster’s Community Liaison. “We are taking this one step further with our Feed of The Year Countdown. During the entire month of December we will recognize some of the best contributors to the blogosphere from our own Feed of The Day list.”

What makes this award different is that it is not a popularity contest. Most blog awards consist of nominations, reviews, and voting so naturally, the more popular blogs always rise to the top. Instead, a panel of independent judges rated blogs across a range of criteria, not just number of links or traffic.

Prizes will be awarded to the Feed of the Year recipient and the top 2 finalists including iPod nanos and the new Video iPod.

To follow the Countdown, click here.

About the Judges:

Betsy Richter, formerly chief editor of Excite.com, founding editor of Oregon Live, has her own blog My Whim is Law and is captain of Metroblogging's Portland site, one of 30 in an international network.

Dana Blankenhorn, has 25 years of experience writing about Internet content, and ecommerce strategies and is a member of Internet Media Association.  Dana’s Moore’s Law blog defines the history of technology.

Russell Shaw is a technology and politics author, journalist, blogger and consultant. Author of seven books, he writes the daily IP Telephony Blog for ZDNet and is a frequent contributor to other tech and news blogs. His website is www.russellshaw.net/

December 1, 2005 in Press Releases | Permalink


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