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pleased to inform you have been chosen for the Best of the Planet PEOPLE'S CHOICE Awards,
July 1998. Below is the HTML to add to your sites. Please make sure that you use all of the HTML
between the "cut here" lines. ----------------------------CUT HERE------------------------------

Best of the Planet Awards 1998 ----------------------------CUT HERE------------------------------ Or
you can go download the image at: http://www.2ask.com/best_of_the_planet_awardssm.gif Let us
take the opportunity to tell you the changed format of the awards. We get numerous nominations for
different sites each day, much more than we can handle reasonably. Besides this, we at 2ask.com
also keep surfing to locate killer sites which could turn out to be potential winners. To streamline the
procedure and make the operations more efficient we have broken down the awards into two
categories. You, our visitors , we thought, should also have a say. So we announce the birth of the
People's Choice Awards. Most of the nominations made by visitors like you get the People's Choice
Awards. From this lineup, our team of people starts sifting and picks sites which qualify for the Best
of The Planet Awards for the year. The sifted list forms our first round lineup for the awards. So, if
your site makes it to the list of for the Best of the Planet Awards, you shall hear from us. The final
lineup is chosen after 2 more filtrations. And it is from this final lineup that sites are chosenfor the
Best of the Planet Awards for that particular year in their respective category. All sites nominated in
the final list also get a mention in the list of awardees page. We aim to come out with the awards by
about the end of this year.
Best of luck for the Best of the Planet Awards. About 2ask's Best of the
Planet Awards -------------------------------------- http://www.2ask.com App.. 3,000,000 Hits a
Month The 2ask Best of the Planet Awards uses a five-star judging system for reviewing sites.
Speed and ease of use, design, quality of content, timeliness, and the level of interactivity and use of
technology are all equal considerations, representing one star each. The judging process is rigorous,
requiring up to five separate visits to each site, by a minimum of two different reviewers. Both
high-end and low end computer equipment is used to view each site for fair judging of speed and
visual elements. The resultant scores for each site are averaged, and notes are compared and
merged. This process ensures objective and well-researched reviews. 2ask is an independent
reviewing company. The Best Of The Planet Award Winner's List is available to the browsing public
free of charge. Nominees and winning sites do not pay us for our award. Our sponsors do not have
any input whatsoever as to any aspect of the content of our site outside of the terms of their
advertisement. The site's hit activity soared from one visitor on January 4th 1995, to a steady
average of over 100,000+ hits a day, three months later. The BOTP site has had a global interest
from the start, as the visitors came from over 85 countries and the site now reaches hundreds of
thousands of people worldwide. The original log file is at
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advertisers, and more... Featured Reviews: ---------------------------------------------- "...slick
Internet search engine with a twist: instead of surfing a list of sites, you key in a few words about
what you are looking for and the site itself pops up on your screen... Content: 5 Content: 4
Personality: 4 Overall Rating: 4 NetGuide's Best of the Web..." -NetGuide GOLD SITE "...This
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of the best of online data with out surfing to the sites them selves. Need to see some American
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directories, congressional votes, Roget's thesaurus, and scores of other scattered resources. Slick
and extremely convenient..." - E X C I T E "...2ask is a system that automatically combines
distributed WWW server descriptions into a single searchable database. So basically it sort of does
for the WWW what Veronica does for gopher, or Archie does for anonymous FTP. But because
the original server descriptions are maintained by server administrators the info is likely to be correct
and up-to-date, and because it uses a special format the results look very concise... Check it out!" -
A L I W E B : [U.K. Based Resource Discovery System for The WWW] "...2ask claims over 3.5
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ICELAND Reporter Internet . Mediabiz (Austria) . Afghanistan News Service . Canadian Biker .
East-Timor (Indonesia) . The Independent (South African) . Highlander Magazine (Scotland) .
FINFO (Finland) . OneEurope Magazine . Benvenuti nello spazio (Italy) . The Post (Zambian) . and
more.... Reciprocal links to 2ask: ---------------------------------------------- Cosmopolitan
(Italy) . CNN Financial . The Wall Street Journal . Johns Hopkins Medical Journal . The Field
Museum . Federal Trade Commission (DC) . Brad & Dunstreet . Budweiser . Fox Weather
Services . Princeton Review . Asia Business Connection . Holland Enterprises . Bank of America .
Electronik Brazilian Musique . Brunotti (Netherlands) . Regensburger Universitätszeitung (Germany)
. HELLAS MAP (Greece) . Yale Daily News . COCKTAIL (Italy) . X Magazine (Oregon) .
DESIGNERS magazine (Quebec) . UT-Nieuws (Netherlands) . Taz Anzeigen (Denmark) .
Heimasida Atla (Iceland) . TEMPI MODERNI (Italy) . WebEc (Finland) . National Mortgage
News (Queensland) . Public Access (Australia) . Tharunka (Australia) . Apple Computer (USA) .
Western Digital . and more.... Best Of The Planet Awards reviews project continues to receive high
recognition, with websites submitting their sites to 2ask for review such as:
---------------------------------------------- Pepsi . Budweiser . Alta Vista (Digital Equipment) .
Playboy Magazine . Ferrari . MSNBC . Apple Computer . MGM Studios . VH1 . Mercedes Benz .
3COMM, and more.... You'll Find 2ask In These Personal Hotlists:
---------------------------------------------- .Most Wanted .Data-Org Enterprises .Charlie's
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Researcher's Interests: Starting Points .for Information Search & Retrieval .WAA Matilda Search
Engine .The Information Link - The Complete Hotlist .Till Federspiel's Bookmarks .The Information
Link - Fun Places .Web .Captain's Choice .Press Releases and announcements .Kathy Schrock's
Guide for Educators : Interne Searching Tools .Digital Librarian .JiPPo's Search It! .Mark Nowak's
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the net .ABSI - Search Tools .Internet and Networking .Navigate the 'Net (Greece) .Texas Tuff's
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.OpenText RBSE Spider .SavvySearch .SearchEngine .SearchNet .TribalVoice Who Where?
.USWebStar .WebCrawler .yahoo .YellowPages # # # Thank you, John John 0. Brady @tlasNet
Inc. Best of the Planet Awards http://www.2ask.com johnobrady@2ask.com