CMP Media's TechWeb Network Launches Quest for Most Read Independent Tech Blog

2004 Best Independent Tech Blog Readers Choice Awards to Nominate Ten Finalists, One Winner

Oct 12, 2004

CMP Media's TechWeb Network today announced the first annual Best Independent Tech Blog Readers Choice Awards.

TechWeb Network visitors, composed mainly of technology professionals at large, medium, and small organizations, will be asked to nominate their favorite independent tech blogs. Ten finalists will receive six months of promotion on TechWeb Network Sites and will face a run-off in November. The winning blog, to be selected in mid-November, will also receive a $500 Starbucks Coffee Card.

"Blogs are an amazing source for independent ideas and concepts," said Mike Azzara, Vice President/Group Director, Internet Business, CMP Media's TechWeb Network. "By shining a light on this growing channel of communication, we hope to expose ourselves and our visitors to new views on how technology is impacting the business world."

To qualify, nominated blogs must primarily cover technology and be published independently of any major technology publishing company.

Nominations will be accepted from October 11 through October 29, 2004. The official nominating form is located at and on other TechWeb Network sites including,,, and

The TechWeb Network will tally all of the nominations and the ten qualifying finalists will be announced on November 1, 2004. Each of the finalists will receive a "Best Tech Blog Finalist" logo to post on their blog site as well as six months of promotion across the TechWeb Network.

Voting for the Best Independent Tech Blog will occur between November 1 - 12, 2004. The best blog winner will be announced on November 15, 2004. In addition to the six months promotion all finalists receive, the winner will receive a "2004 Best Tech Blog" logo to post on their blog and a $500 Starbucks coffee card.

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About CMP's TechWeb Network

CMP Media's TechWeb ( is the network for Business Technology professionals with purchasing power. With up-to-the-minute IT- related news and information, TechWeb continues assisting business technology professionals make timely, well-informed buying decisions. CMP's news and information is created and managed by a team of experienced and talented journalists that know the IT industry inside and out. TechWeb debuted in 1994 as the first online news source for IT news and information on the Web.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

  Michael Grover
  CMP Media's TechWeb Network


CONTACT: Michael Grover of CMP Media's TechWeb Network, +1-781-839-1213,

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