WF Blog Selected by Forbes as "Best of the Web"
August 4th, 2005 | Paula Brantner
We’re taking a short break from regularly scheduled employment-related news to share some other exciting news. This blog, Today’s Workplace, has been selected by Forbes.com as one of its “Best of the Web” picks in the “Career Blog” category. While Forbes is not the kind of publication we would generally expect to recognize our kind of work, we are thrilled to have been selected “from countless sites on the internet as one of a handful of featured blogs in [the Career Blog] category,” especially if it helps more workers in need find their way here to the Workplace Fairness website.
Here’s what the Forbes’ review of Today’s Workplace said about us:
Paula Brantner, the Program Director at employee rights group Workplace Fairness fills this blog with legal and political information relating to employee rights and fairness in the workplace. Serious, weighty issues such as social security, minimum wage and health care are written about with sources ranging from USA Today to Alan Greenspan. Recent blog entries include advice for blogging employees (“Given the lack of legal protections, employees need to be careful, unless they want to be blogging full-time while they’re unemployed”) and whistleblowers (“Whether or not whistleblowers live to regret their actions, it’s absolutely essential that they continue to speak out, and that legal protection is at their disposal.”).
There’s some more to the review, but we invite you to go there and read it yourself: that way, the Forbes website gets the hits they hope to generate for their advertisers each day, and we don’t get in trouble for violating copyright restrictions.
The Forbes award joins several others that the Workplace Fairness website has received along the way. Last year, the website as a whole made PC Magazine’s list of “100 Top Websites You Didn’t Know You Couldn’t Live Without,” in the Jobs and Money Category. There, the review advised readers that “If you’re getting a raw deal at work, turn to Workplace Fairness.”
In a less-exciting, but perhaps more noteworthy selection, we have selected by the editors of the Open Directory Project — “the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web” as one of its “Cool Sites.” Founded in the spirit of the open source movement, maintained by a global community of volunteer editors, and 100% free, the Open Directory Project, also known as DMOZ, is the largest and most comprehensive directory of the Web compiled by people rather than computers. It is the raw database that Google, Netscape, AOL, and hundreds more rely upon to help their users find what they want on the Web.
By listing our site, the Open Directory Project’s editors have ensured that many more people looking for employee rights information will find Workplace Fairness through the world’s most popular search engines and portals. By further awarding us their “Cool Site” designation, they have judged our site “the most definitive, complete and content rich” — or, more simply, “the best” — they’ve found for information about workplace discrimination.
When you’ve worked hard to produce something helpful, it’s always nice to receive a little recognition. Before you think it’s gone to our head, we have to say that we couldn’t have accomplished what we have thus far, however, if it wasn’t for our regular readers, volunteers and supporters of Workplace Fairness (many of whom are also members of NELA). We welcome your feedback about our site and this blog: just e-mail us with your comments.