I was pleased to learn that Footnote.com has just been honored by the prestigious PC Magazine as "One of the Top Undiscovered Web Sites of 2007." First of all, Footnote.com is the exclusive sponsor of this newsletter so it always nice to read something nice about one's sponsor. Next, I was impressed with Footnote.com's business plans when I first heard those plans more than eighteen months ago, nearly a year before the site went live. It has been fun to watch an idea in CEO Russ Wilding's mind grow into a major service for historians, genealogists and others. Even better, other organizations, including PC Magazine, seem to agree that it is a great service. As PC Magazine wrote, "Footnote is the quintessential Web-2.0 example of how to use your Web-browsing time wisely"
The following is the announcement, as written by Footnote.com:
Lindon, UT - August 30, 2007 - What may be considered an "undiscovered web site" may not be for long, having been named as one of PC Magazine's Top Web sites of 2007. This recognition comes on the heels of being named as Editor's Choice by the publication, receiving four-and-a-half out of five stars in that review.
"For genealogists, history buffs, and even the average passerby, Footnote is the quintessential Web-2.0 example of how to use your Web-browsing time wisely," according to PC Magazine. "You can find anything from handwritten notes from the Continental Congress to Project Blue Book UFO sightings."
Footnote.com, a social networking site revolving around history and genealogy, features millions of images of original historical documents available on the internet for the first time. Footnote.com has partnered with the finest archives in the United States including the National Archives, FamilySearch (The LDS Church), and Allen County Public Library.
What makes Footnote.com different is the site's social networking component which enables members to showcase items from family shoeboxes including old photos, letters and documents. These artifacts from the past contain priceless stories that have too often been hidden in closets and basements. Footnote.com enables members to upload their treasures and create pages on the site that highlight their discoveries in addition to sharing their own insights on topics and history.
"Learning about history should be fun and engaging" says Roger Bell, President of Footnote.com, "When individuals come together to discuss shared interests, that's when real discovery occurs. You can't get that from just reading a text book."
Visit Footnote.com today and see why PC Magazine describes it as "the sort of stuff that turns people into historians."
About Footnote, Inc.
Footnote is a subscription-based website that features searchable original documents that provide users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At Footnote.com all are invited to come to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit www.footnote.com.