Launching The Most Positive Website

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Launching http://www.SimplyTheBest2009.com and online Simply The Best Awards - a place to tell about and vote for simply the best people of the nation.

We also hope to draw attention of local authorities and communities to show appreciation to their local people or lend a helping hand for those in need.

To become the most positive online community, promoting love and humanity and encouraging people to tell good words about each other and do good things to each other, that's the ambition of GBM MEDIA, the creators of http://www.SimplyTheBest2009.com website.

"I believe that sharing good news as well as telling good words about people who deserve that could help to make our world a better place. Especially now when so many people seem to be overwhelmed with their everyday problems and uncertainty about future due to global economic situation or for some other reason, I would like to call upon everyone to look at the bright side of life. That's the main idea of our project. It's great to have popular actors, singers or politicians. Everybody knows them as there is a staff of publicists and PR people following every step. But I think there are so many 'simple' people living amazing lives and nobody knows about them. Let's change that. I would like to encourage everyone to tell about their closest people and favorite things," acknowledges Mr. Girts Licis, producer of the site, a Latvian born media professional previously involved in production of some major TV game shows, including 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' among others.

SimplyTheBest2009.com is not just another networking website. It introduces annual Simply The Best Awards for simply the best people as an alternative to most competitions and award ceremonies where winners are decided by panels of selected judges and need to match certain, often limited, criteria. Here every member of the site can enter nominees in more than 20 different categories, telling stories about their family, friends, schoolmates, teachers, neighbors and just other "simply the best" people they know, have met or just heard about. The most popular stories will be decided by all members of the web portal.

"It is just the beginning. It's not like we feel our job is done and now we'll become passive observers of what's happening on the site. We will do our best to promote the most extraordinary people and stories to make them heard and followed up by other media. We hope that journalists and other media professionals will find the way to SimplyTheBest2009.com pretty often, both as contributors as well as looking for news stories," Girts Licis continues. "We also hope to draw attention of local authorities and communities to show appreciation to their local people or lend a helping hand for those in need."

The creators of SimplyTheBest2009.com aim at building a global online network of positively-minded people. The United States were chosen to be the starting point for this venture as it's historically been a place on the earth a lot of progressive ideas developed from. "I love American people. They are open, they are not afraid to become emotional at times and -- what's most important -- they care," adds Girts.

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