A Valentine's Gift to Our Most Engaged Reader-Contributors of 2008

Posted by: John A. Byrne on February 13

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On this Valentine’s Day, we’re sending out a small but special gift to 100 people who have made what we consider substantial contributions to BusinessWeek community conversations. The gift: an “I Got In Your Face at BusinessWeek.com” t-shirt. In an earlier blog post, we asked for your help in picking out the design. (In the photo above, you’ll see the t-shirt (from left to right) on staff writer Moira Herbst, online community intern Greg Spielberg, community editor Shirley Brady, myself, and BW.com managing editor Martin Keohan.)

Most of the winning readers have weighed in with thoughtful opinions and ideas on stories published online. What they’ve done is help extend and expand on the journalism we do so that something bigger and more meaningful occurs on our site. This is why I believe that today’s journalism is essentially an intellectual campfire around which you gather people (our readers and our writers and editors) to create the conversations that give life and importance to our work.

This list of the top 100 reader-contributors was put together by our editors and writers and largely feature readers who have been highlighted in our In Your Face module last year. You can see all of the readers who contributed to In Your Face here. So congrats to everyone who has helped us make BusinessWeek a truly engaged community around substantive journalism. The t-shirts are in the mail.

Our picks for the 100 t-shirt winners, led by our top 12:

Aamir Jan
All Together
Anthony Kuhn
Chuck Gaffney
CompEng
Greg Fish
Holly Garfield
Hugo van Randwyck
Sally in Chicago
Squeezebox
Strategery
Thomas Huynh

Alex Ramsey
Andy
Anil Gupta
Anthony311
Antoinette Rodriguez
Balaji
Bignumone
Birddog
B.L. Ochman
Bobbie Goheen
Brad Nelson
Brandon W
Brian H.
Brian Lenhart
Casey Quinlan
Chanie Pritchard
Clint
Clyde
Cody Chomiak
Colleen Paulson
Daniel Burgess
Dante
Don
Donee
Esther Novak
Frank H. Storey
Fred Wilson
Gini Dietrich
Hanan Sher
Heather Purifoy
HW
Ilya Bodner
Janet Ginsburg
Jennifer Barthe
Jim Gordon
Jim Kinney
John Manoah
JohnB
Jon Garfunkel
Jonathan ChelseaGreen.com
Kamal Ahuja
Karl, FBEye
Kartik
Kasthuri N. Ravilla
Katie Leung
LAO
Logic
Marianne Paskowski
Max Kalehoff
MediaDavid
Michael Dunn
Midwest
Mike Reardon
Pete Mortensen
Peter Laufer
pm69
Prof. M.P. Ranjan
Question Authority
Raab
RandyMiller
Rob in Madrid
Robert Laughing
Rolf Bork
Rudy Vandenbelt
Rycoka
Sarah Smith
Snoz
Srinivas
Steve Real
Steve Venegas
Streetdog
Suzanne McCain
Thomas Szyszkiewicz
Tish Grier
Tom Brosnahan
Tony Vignieri
TRH
Uhuh
Vee
Viking
Viper
Wai L. Chui
Web Smith
WHS806
WilliamBanzai7
William Yasnoff
Wim Roffel

Reader Comments

Rob Johnson

February 25, 2009 06:40 AM

I didn't win one? Guess I have to keep trying. Great idea to reward your online users, though.

Kasthuri N Ravilla

February 28, 2009 06:13 PM

It is a surprise for me. I mean the list. Thanks

Thomas Huynh

March 2, 2009 07:53 PM

To the fine people at BusinessWeek,

Wow! Consider me pleasantly surprised and grateful for being in the top 12. Thank you so much. That just means I'm now (happily) obligated to be even more engaged!

Thomas Huynh

willliambanzai7

March 2, 2009 11:26 PM

Thank you very much. I am honored.

WilliamBanzai7

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