Vote AlterNet!
Just a thought from 19 May 2003 about .

I don't usually mix the dayjob and the personal site, but I'm gonna make an exception today.

I'm the Online Director of the alternative news magazine AlterNet. And AlterNet has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Print + Zines category this year.

As you may know, there are two Webby Awards handed out in each category. One chosen by judges, and one chosen by the people! The latter is called the People's Voice Awards, and voting for it ends this Friday!

AlterNet is currently in 2nd place for the People's Voice Award, behind The Onion. Now, I think The Onion is funny and all, but it wins every year. Personally, in these trying times, I think it'd be nice to have a real news source win for a change. So I'm asking for your help.

Please come vote for AlterNet! To vote, all you have to do is register with your email address.

The Webbies will then email you a password. Just return to the site, log in, and head on over to the Print + Zines category. There you'll see AlterNet, right at the top! Just click the button by our name and vote. If you like, you can also take a moment to post some comments about your vote.

Also, please help us by forwarding this call to all your friends! Let's see some real news win for a change.


This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Vote AlterNet!” that I wrote on 19 May 2003.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “In with a bang” on 18 May 2003. After this, I wrote “Talking Buffy” on 21 May 2003.

In with a bang
If only every day of my thirties could be spent with so many awesome people....
18 May 2003

Talking Buffy
I was on Showtalkers web radio show last night, talking about the much-discussed Buffy finale and storytelling in the Jossverse....
21 May 2003

The Fine Print

Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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