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It's time to vote for your favorite agnostic and atheist resources for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011. All the readers' nominations have been received and counted. The five finalists for each category have been chosen! About Agnosticism / Atheism is participating for the first time this year and is accepting nominations in nine categories.
About.com's 2011 Readers' Choice Awards will showcase the best products, features, and services in multiple categories, from technology to hobbies to parenting. Votes will be accepted on all participating sites from February 11 to March 8 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Important Note: this web site wasn't eligible for any of the awards.
The About Agnosticism / Atheism Categories for The Reader's Choice Awards 2011:
Best Agnostic / Atheist Book of 2010: To be eligible, a book had to be first published in 2010, had to be written by someone who identifies as an atheist, agnostic, or freethinker, and the subject must be atheism, agnosticism, freethought, religious critique, etc.
Best Agnostic / Atheist Podcast: Which podcasts do you listen to regularly and recommend to others? To be eligible, a podcast must involve at least some people who identify as atheists or agnostics who are doing the speaking and writing, it must have been active for most of 2010, and the topics must generally be issues pertaining to atheism, agnosticism, freethought, church/state separation, etc.
Best Agnostic / Atheist Blog: Which blog do you read the most and recommend the most? To be eligible, the blog has to have been around for most of 2010, the blogger must post regularly, the blogger must identify as an atheist, agnostic, or freethinker, and the topics of the blog posts must be issues pertaining to atheism, agnosticism, freethought, church/state separation, etc.
Best Agnostic / Atheist to Follow on Twitter: There are lots of atheists on Twitter, but which ones are the best ones to follow? Any person who identifies as an atheist, agnostic, or freethinker is eligible if they tweet regularly, were tweeting regularly through most of 2010, and write consistently on issues pertaining to atheism, agnosticism, freethought, church/state separation, etc.
Best Agnostic / Atheist Facebook Page: It seems that everyone uses Facebook these days, doesn't it? There are lots of atheists on Facebook and lots of Facebook fan pages. Which do you like the best? Any Facebook fan page or group is eligible so long as it is run by atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers and is about atheism, agnosticism, freethought, church/state separation, etc.
Best Agnostic / Atheist Social Networking Website: Social networking is one of the primary ways people use the internet today and so of course atheists have created their own social networking sites. To be eligible a site must be work in ways similar to sites like Facebook and must be focused on atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, etc. General social networking sites that have an atheist community are not eligible.
Best Agnostic / Atheist Forum: Community forums were among the original online networking tools for groups of all sorts, including atheists. Many are still around despite the new social networking tools. Any traditional-style forum that isn't a social networking site is eligible.
Best Agnostic / Atheist Website: What's the best overall atheist website out there? To be eligible here, the site can't be just a blog, just a forum, just a social networking site, etc. Instead, the website must be of a more general nature, possibly hosting multiple such features. This very website is a good example, though of course it can't be eligible.
Best Atheist Ad: The various bus advertisements and billboards created by different atheist organizations around the world have gotten a lot of attention. Whatever you think of them, they definitely create conversation. But which one do you think is best? Any print ad is eligible and it must be possible for readers to see the ad online when it comes time to vote for the winner.