San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 2, 2005
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 today 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 achievements 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, visit http://www.feedster.com and follow the link.
About the Judges:
Betsy Richter, formerly chief editor of Excite.com, founding editor of Oregon Live, has her own blog My Whim is Law http://www.echonyc.com/~lizbet/blog/ 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 the Internet Media Assn. Dana’s Moore’s Law blog http://www.corante.com/mooreslore 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 http://www.russellshaw.net/
Feedster (http://www.feedster.com) is an established and rapidly growing Internet search engine and advertising network for RSS feeds. Feedster helps individuals and organizations harness the rich information available in the universe of RSS feeds, which includes blogs, traditional news services, e-commerce sites, and entertainment properties. Feedster’s search engine scans the Blogosphere constantly, providing a fresh look at the more than 18 million sources it tracks. Each and every day, Feedster adds millions of new posts from existing feeds as well as finding tens of thousands of new sources. Feedster’s advertising network (http://www.feedstermedia.com) brings together advertisers with the premium demographic of RSS subscribers through highly targeted content in numerous vertical categories.
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