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Awards and Recognition

Since we launched® on September 17, 1996, we've received a number of awards and been reviewed by a number of magazines, newspapers, and other Web sites. In addition, thousands of Web sites (like the Gloucestershire Business Breakfast Club and Jackson Preparatory School) and many individual users provide a link to our pages. You'll find the names of some of these users on our Credits page. Thanks to everyone!

  • One of "100 Sites That Will Change Your Life," Internet Magazine (July 1)
  • Internet Site of the Week, Bangkok Post (May 21)
  • A "Top Site, San Diego Union-Tribune (April 3)
  • One of the "Top 100 Web Sites", PC Magazine (March 18)
  • Editor's Choice, Webhosting Magazine (January)
  • EducationPlanet Science Top Site Award (September 16)
  • Article in ComputerWorld New Zealand (July 8)
  • Selected one of Time Magazine's "Top 50 Web Sites" (April)
  • Mentioned in Discover Magazine (August)
  • Received Scientific-American Sci/Tech Web Award as one of five best computer-related sites (May)
  • Assistant Editor Margaret Rouse selected "Girlgeek of the Week" at (April)
  • Reviewed in Macworld Magazine (March issue)
  • "Site-of-the-Week" in the "School Technology News ALERT" newsletter (February)
  • 4-star rating in Canada's NetLife Magazine (January/February issue)
  • Site-of-the-Day on the BRIT School Information Net (January 22)
  • IT for Charities' Top 10 Most Useful Technology Web Sites (January)
  • The Australian Guide to the Internet (December)
  • Smart Computing (December)
  • Nielsen Silver Award (October)
  • Learning Fountain Award (October)
  • Working Woman magazine (October)
  • The Internet TourBus (September 28)
  • Miami Herald (July 31)
  • Time Digital (May)
  • Parade magazine (April)
  • The Scout Report "Site of the Week" (April 21)
  • Brill's Content "Best of the Web" (April)
  • Seven Wonders, "Technical Support Site of the Week" (February 27)
  • Kingston Daily Freeman (February 18)
  • Planet IT "Web Site of the Week" (February 16)
  • New York Daily News (Sunday, February 13)
  • Internet Cool Guide "The Best 1000 Web Sites" (November)
  • GO Network Award for "Outstanding Computing site" (September)
  • ZDNet "Internet Tonight" television show (August)
  • PC Magazine "Top 100 Web Sites" (July)
  • 101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site by Susan Sweeney (July)
  • Windows Magazine "101 Best Business Sites" (May)
  • PC Magazine "Top 100 Web Sites" (April)
  • Starting Point "Top 500 Web sites" (October)
  • "JBLingan Award for Internet Excellence" (October)
  • EditPros News (June)
  • Computing (UK) "The Top Ten" (May)
  • Welcome Home to the Web (Toronto)
  • Site of the Week (May)
  • The Washington Times "Site of the Week" (May)
  • Telstra Big Pond (Sydney, Australia) "Site of the Week" (April)
  • Investors On-Line (Canada) television show (March)
  • Tasty Bits from the Technology Front (February)
  • News-Talk Radio, 920 AM CJCH, in Halifax, Nova Scotia "Web Site of the Week" (January)
  • TipWorld Newsletter (January)
  • Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch. (January)
  • VisionX Software "Site of the Day" (January)
  • Home Magazine (December)
  • The Web Magazine (December)
  • Inc. Technology (November)
  • P.O.V. Magazine "Top 100 Web Sites" (November)
  • Wired Magazine (November)
  • User-rated Web100 (since October)
  • Virtual Institute of Information at Columbia University award for best reference site (October)
  • Elsevier Science Trends Guide to the Internet - 1997, published in (October)
  • Martin's Page "Sites of the Week"(September)
  • Information Week Magazine "Site of the Week" (August)
  • USA Today's Web site "Hot Site of the Day" (August)
  • @NY Newsletter (August)
  • APC, the Australian PC magazine (April)



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