May 29, 2009

Best Press Release Ever

by amy at 2:14 PM

Here at Topix, we receive a lot of press releases. Since we post our news by aggregation or volunteer editors, these releases usually end up in the circular file.

But this press release caught my eye today, when it came in on the fax:

Staunton, IL is proud to host the 21st Annual Tour de Donut and 4th Annual Rib Cook-off on Saturday, July 11, 2009. The Tour de Donut is a unique bike race, in which you can eat donuts at the designated stops in order to reduce your race time. Last year, more than 850 riders participated in the race. Registration for the race is now open. In conjunction with the race, a Rib Cook-off will be occurring in which food will be served starting at 9am, with the ribs being served at 5pm. Entertainment will be provided by Five and Dimers, The Wherehouse Project, and Gumbohead. For more information visit, or

Sounds like the Bay to Breakers in SF has some competition for wacky.

May 18, 2009

Topix Wins 2009 "Webware 100" Award

by amy at 1:18 PM


Many thanks to the Topix community and CNET Webware editors for voting Topix a Webware 100 Winner in the Location-Based Services category.

The 2009 Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Webware editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. Then, the Web 2.0 user community cast more than 630,000 votes in an online voting poll which ultimately selected the winners.

“This annual listing has become such an essential resource for people who want to learn more about Web 2.0 and the many ways it can help them stay connected,” said Rafe Needleman, editor at Webware and CNET. “The Web 2.0 community and our editors ultimately selected the very best sites, services and applications that have made a lasting impression.”

The Webware editors had some kind words for Topix, specifically, "It's an ever-swirling page of news that's updated at all hours, and on all topics."

We're proud of the recognition from the CNET Webware editors, and the support from our community. You can join in on the news and community in your own town today.