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Cindy Sheehan is the most searched for term on www.technorati.com/

Measured by Alexa.com, www.meetwithcindy.org yesterday was ranked 16,800 and was reaching over 100 per million users. This created a graph shooting almost straight up, because the site was created Sunday night. In fact, the site has been reduced to one page to try to handle the traffic surge, and we've been unable for the past 24 hours to update it with a page with better info, because of the load on the servers. The update, when we manage it, will include a link to Cindy Sheehan information on www.afterdowningstreet.org, which will then be hit hard.

Largely thanks to Cindy, www.afterdowningstreet.org is ranked 69,984, reaching 15 per million users. And www.gsfp.org, the site for Gold Star Families for Peace, is ranked 97,006, reaching 30 per million users.

The largest liberal website, www.moveon.org, generally has traffic at about the level that www.meetwithcindy hit in three days. But MoveOn has also surged during the Cindy phenomenon. Of three huge surges for MoveOn in the past three months, one came when they finally got involved with the Downing Street Memos, and the most recent came when they focused on Cindy Sheehan. Their three month average is now a rank of 14,483 and their rank today is an amazing 2,987.

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Now, let's try to get the same level of interest from the people who have even bigger websites (not to mention their much bigger reach through other means) than these: the corporate media! Contact them here:

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/1202

David Swanson, http://www.meetwithcindy.org
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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