Press release> Feedster Inc., the first company to utilize RSS and weblog content to enhance traditional news syndication and search, today announced that it will team up with washingtonpost.com to facilitate selection of nominees and encourage voting for The Best Blogs – Politics & Elections 2004 Readers’ Choice Awards.
“Bloggers offer the full range of perspectives on political and other issues of the day. Traditional journalists provide the seed of the conversation and, in aggregate, bloggers fill out the point of view,” said Scott Rafer, CEO of Feedster. “We applaud the efforts of washingtonpost.com to recognize the value in this new medium of communication and hope that readers will find great nominations for the best political and election blogs by searching on Feedster.”
“The Best Blogs awards give our readers a chance to voice their opinion,” said Tim Ruder, vice president of marketing, for washingtonpost.com. “We want to provide people who are new to blogs a link to see what all the talk is about. We chose Feedster because of its unique access to the blogger community.“
Nominations for Best Blog 2004 will be accepted until midnight, September 3rd. Nominees will be posted on September 27th and voting will remain open until October 15th. Categories include Best Rant, Democratic Party Coverage, Republican Party Coverage, Campaign Dirt, Inside the Beltway, Outside the Beltway, International, Class Clown, Most Original and Most Likely to Last beyond Election Day. For more information go to: Best Blogs – Political & Elections 2004 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Washingtonpost.com is an award-winning news, information and entertainment resource on the Web. The site offers the day’s Washington Post, continually updated news coverage, breaking stories and extensive original content, as well as a growing suite of cultural, community and commerce services that make it the definitive guide to Greater Washington. Washingtonpost.com is published by Washington post. Newsweek Interactive, the online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. (*NYSE:WPO*)
Feedster is a rapidly growing search engine for online content and weblogs published using RSS, a newly popular XML standard. Feedster indexes more than 800,000 syndicated sources including over 50,000 professional feeds from The New York Times, BBC, CNET, IDG, Wired and more. Approximately 5,000 new feeds are added daily. The Company aggregates and publishes feeds for topical subjects and events such as political conventions and sports events.