PoliticsOnline and the World eDemocracy Forum yesterday announced its 2010 finalists, including Parcbench contributor Ralph Benko, author of The Websters’ Dictionary: How to use the Web to Transform the World, as one of its Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics. Benko is one of 13 finalists.
You, as a Parcbench reader, are eligible to vote at http://www.politicsonline.com/content/main/specialreports/2010/top10_2010/vote.asp. Go, pick Ralph Benko from the names on the right column, click and vote. All of Parcbench’s editors already have cast their votes for our Parcbench VIP and, if only we lived in Chicago, would have voted for him multiple times.
PoliticsOnline, a leading online magazine about online politics, says this about the Top 10: “This prestigious award seeks to recognize the innovators and pioneers, the dreamers and doers who bring democracy online. This year marked another tough year in choosing the top finalists. The integration of politics and the Internet are reflected in this year’s diverse, international nominees. The winners will be invited as honored guests to the 11th World eDemocracy Forum October 13-15,2010, in Issy-les-Moulineaux, (Paris, France).
The World e-democracy forum was founded in 2000 by the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux (France). At the core is the news website wegf.org, a tool to debate, learn and exchange, supported by CISCO’s worldwide telepresence network.
Previous winners of this prestigious award include think.mtv.com, MyBarackObama.com, MoveOn.org, Huffpo’s Off the Bus, The Social Liberal Party of Denmark, the Progressive Alliance of the Socialists and Democrats to the European Parliament. (If you detect a slight Leftward tilt here, You Are Not Alone. So strike a blow for The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and vote for Parcbench’s own Ralph Benko at
See you in Paris!