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WOT Publicity Award 2008

Publicity award 2008

The WOT Publicity award goes to those members who have enthusiastically spread the word about WOT. Even in modern times, "word-of-mouth" references are the most valuable type of advertising. Here we recognize the WOT members who have helped to create "buzz" for our add-on, helping us to reach nearly 3 million downloads!

You have used your personal or professional blogs, social networking sites, business or school contacts and other innovative techniques to help spread the word. Thank you!

The Publicity award can be seen on your profile page and in the January Inside MyWOT newsletter.

  • Bill Mullins coined the phrase “people-driven security” when recommending WOT to the readers of his popular blog, TechThoughts.  Bill’s specialty is in security and system tools, and he frequently shares tips, downloads and software reviews.
  • BobJam actively promotes WOT through his participation in various forums and frequently shares his knowledge and advice.
  • Bobo2854 uses the microblogging site Twitter and his personal page on LiveSpaces to promote WOT.
  • Bpvette created a WOT group on Facebook to increase awareness of Internet threats and how WOT can help protect people.
  • Cotojo promotes WOT through his Free PC Security blog and videos. Colin’s goal is to pass on interesting information and links to free programs and utilities that make surfing the net safer and more secure.
  • Donnab is a Microsoft MVP and member of the Alliance of Security Analysis & Professionals (ASAP). She has supported WOT through her Internet security forum Calendar of Updates.
  • Foolsville has promoted WOT on his Foolsville 2.0 blog.
  • Frank J promotes WOT through his blog Techjaws, a technology news site aimed at the general public and  technology enthusiasts. 
  • FrankZ promotes WOT through his former technology website PC Buster and his new site Kixtrix. Frank has run WOT awareness campaigns at his school.
  • hichez created a youtube video recommending WOT.
  • Luis9955 created a youtube video explaining the WOT addon.
  • Marko created a youtube video that shows how to download and install WOT.
  • Reprotected created a youtube video comparing the WOT addon to SiteAdvisor.
  • Sandnsurf is an emergency physician who generally writes about medical subjects. He has recommended WOT through his blog.
  • Spacequad promotes WOT through his Spacequad antispam website.
  • TechPaul promotes WOT through his Tech for Everyone blog, where he regularly posts how-tos, tricks and tips and general computing advice.   
  • YoKenny actively promotes WOT through his participation in various forums.
  • wehaveitall created a WOT Fan blog, WOT fanpage and a WOT Google group whose work includes creating a wiki.

 If you would like to suggest someone for the Publicity award, please email us a awards@mywot.com.


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    • cotojo on Thu 15 Jan 2009
    • 03:57:25 PM UTC

    What can I say? Thank You

    Hello Deborah and the WOT Team,

    Thank you all so much for the 'Publicity Award'. WOT is something that I will continue to promote along with many other users and it's an honour and surprise to receive this award. Congratulations to all recipients :)

    As a side note - my blog has now moved from http://cotojo.wordpress.com to http://freepcsecurity.co.uk although I shall leave my wordpress blog in place for the time being until everything has settled and been copied over to my new domain, so there is a little tidying up to do.


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    • tech paul on Thu 15 Jan 2009
    • 05:32:10 PM UTC


    In this day and age (when cyber-criminals are stealing tens of thousands of dollars a day, and infecting [a conservative estimate] 1 in every 4 machines]) it is absolutely vital that Internet users be aware of the dangers they face, have up-to-date 'layers' of protection enabled, and make smart decisions while online.

    I strive to raise the "savvy level" (aka 'educate') of my readers and clients, and help them to help themselves. So of course I mention the WOT toolbar/plug-in! You don't have to have an advanced degree in computer science (and, how many web surfers do?) to understand the color-coded warnings.

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    • Spacequad on Fri 16 Jan 2009
    • 12:37:46 AM UTC

    Thanks to WOT

    I wanted to say thank you WOT for letting me a part of your great team and allowing me to give information to others that need it. This is one of the first community efforts I have seen that actually works well. Keep up the excellent work.


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    • YourNameGoesHere on Fri 16 Jan 2009
    • 06:08:50 AM UTC

    No Suprise.

    The fact that WOT had won this award is not surprising at all. It really shows that a great product sells itself. Also with cyber-crimes like phishing and the spread of viruses more prominent, this add-on is a must have for all users, beginners to advanced. Congrats to the WOT team!

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    • PollyM on Fri 16 Jan 2009
    • 05:00:19 PM UTC


    I think that Information Avenue and Not Over The Hill are the best the web has to offer. I have learned so much from their tips and tricks and the friends I've made all over the world. I am completely 'hooked' on my computer! Congratualtions to them all 'up above' for being chosen to be featured on WOT. I am a new member through their recommendation and am looking forward to my association with you. PollyM

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    • gardenweeder on Sun 18 Jan 2009
    • 05:03:48 PM UTC

    InfoAve and NotOverTheHill

    Thundercloud and Eightball, creators of InfoAve newsletter and NotOverTheHill community, are bastions of ethical and safe computing. As a long time subscriber, I consider them friends, teachers, and our all around guardians and watchdogs for us. They are an invaluable source for information and advice for both novices and the more experienced computer users. Their integrity and forthrightness is unmatched.

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    • Deborah S. on Thu 29 Jan 2009
    • 10:52:34 AM UTC

    Foolsville receives Publicity award

    Congratulations to Foolsville for receiving a WOT Publicity award! He has been added to the illustrious list above.
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    • Athlonite on Mon 02 Feb 2009
    • 04:25:42 AM UTC

    Congratulations ALL

    I would like to Congratulate ALL the recipient of this award. With out your hard work
    WOT would not get the attention it deserves.

    Congratulations !!

    Your help is always needed.