Tonight at 10pm EDT (5am Monday April 30th Israel time), the first round voting for the 2007 JIB Awards will come to an end. The first round has been a rollercoaster ride as the awards have been hacked twice. However the voting has persisted and thanks to you, JobMob is close to qualifying for the final round. You never know what can happen so until the voting is over, and we still need to bring in more votes!
First, a recap. The awards site was hacked once by a disgruntled JBlog community member and once by a group from Turkey that was trying to infect your browser. Plus, there are issues with firewalls preventing Israelis and South Africans from voting (likely others too) and people have contacted JobMob to say that when they submitted their choice, the awards site claimed that they had already voted.
So the voting has had its ups and downs, and I hope that the sponsors and organizers – all volunteers – will not have to deal with too much bitterness once the awards are eventually announced. Ultimately, their stated goal was to bring attention to the nominees and as far as JobMob is concerned, they've achieved their goal already.
Here's how we're doing on the last day of the voting for Best New Blog:
When you click the link above, the awards site will ask you to type in some letters and numbers to prove that you're a real person and not a computer program trying to cheat. When you get to the voting page, select ‘JobMob' and then click ‘Submit'.
Here's how we're doing on the last day of the voting for Best Overall Blog:
Vote ALSO for JobMob as Best Overall Blog 2007 (listed as JobMob Israel)
Again, when you click the link above, the awards site will require that you type in a combination of letters and numbers to prove that you're a real person. When you arrive at the voting page, select ‘JobMob Israel' and then click ‘Submit'.
In both categories, we're in a close race so today will be critical. I'm continuing to find more voters until the deadline, try to do so too. Let's meet at the finish line tomorrow 🙂