Y2K Newswire Internet Rally

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Hi everyone,

Sorry if there's an earlier post, but I just got done sending a couple of letters to my favorite news shows, and thought I'd drop by the forum and see if there was anything about the Pearl Harbor Day thing they're having at Y2K Newswire.

Looks like it may be having some effect. Check it out at www.y2knewswire.com if you haven't already.

Who's everybody writing to?

-- Clyde (clydeblalock@hotmail.com), December 07, 1999


And be sure to subscribe to the newsletter when you go there. Yeah, it'll cost quite a few bucks to subscribe but you'll get super secret "inside information".

In other words...

You too can become a lab rat in Mike Adams' money-making experiment!

http://www.integritywebmarketing.com/index.asp? pageid=bio

Ya gotta give Adams credit though. What better way to get hits (and potential subscribers) to his website than to announce his Y2k "retirement" one week and come back with this "Internet Rally" the next? The guy's a rather shrewd marketeer huh. Definitely "knows" his target market too.

"Clyde"- Haven't seen you on this forum before. You wouldn't happen to be... nah, never mind.

-- CD (not@here.com), December 07, 1999.

CD? Hmmm, looks disgustingly like droppings from "You know who". Hey CD, is yours a scratch-and-sniff monitor?

-- TA (sea_spur@yahoo.com), December 07, 1999.


I've been a regular at this forum for over a year now - I usually post replies to stuff about the economy, stock market etc.

This is a legitimate post. Hey, nobody has to subscribe to Y2K Newswire. It's still a good source of information, and I like the concept of their Y2K rally.

I wrote to a couple of news organizations myself (CNBC and Rivera Live so far), and was just wondering if anyone else has written, who did they write to?

-- Clyde (clydeblalock@hotmail.com), December 07, 1999.

FWIW, the washington post "letters" email address isn't working anymore. I guess they don't care what the readers want, just what the .gov and corporates want. Sent to NBC, NYTimes, and others. BTW, read the transcript of the phone chats Y@KNews had w/ the two papers, the guy who says it looks like some sort of grass-roots thing is hilarious...

-- xiaozhu (xiaozhu@my-deja.com), December 07, 1999.



Main media outlets are furious at a website that organized a grassroots Internet Rally designed to draw awareness to the possible Y2K computer glitch.

Thousands of Y2K-concerned citizens from across the country rallied on the Internet this week to raise awareness in the media and to pledge the donation of Year 2000 preparedness supplies to their communities and Red Cross chapters.

But Y2KNEWSWIRE.COM, the web site organizing the rally, found itself in the middle of controversy after it received complaints from angry reporters at the WASHINGTON POST and the ASSOCIATED PRESS -- reporters that were listed on the website's media contact list.

"This event demonstrates that people preparing for Y2K are community-friendly, thoughtful, outreaching individuals who sincerely care about their neighbors," said Mike Adams, founder of Y2K Newswire and organizer of the event. "But with just 34560 minutes to go until Y2K, reaction from some in the media has been disturbing."

Adams quickly posted transcripts of conversation that he's had with WASH POST and AP reporters.

WASHINGTON POST digital beat star Rajiv Chandrasekaran blasted Y2KNEWSWIRE.COM, calling e-mails from the site's readers "spam".

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS declared: "No more feedback wanted!"

On Tuesday, Adams said he would not be discouraged, and vowed to redouble his efforts.

Y2KNEWSWIRE.COM's trouble is just the latest example of the new media growing pains.

Last month the White House began blocking thousands of e-mails originating from former Clinton adviser Dick Morris's new website, VOTE.COM. White House officials accused Morris of "spamming" the Executive Branch. Morris countered that it was simply new technology at work. "Direct communication with those in positions of power has arrived," said Morris.



Y2K Mudwrestlers Unite!

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), December 07, 1999.

http://www.y2knewsw ire.com/rallytuesday.htm

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), December 07, 1999.

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