SOURCE: Wetpaint

July 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Wetpaint Makes Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites List

Wetpaint Recognized for Creating True Collaborative Websites and for Making It "Super Easy for Non-Techie People to Create a Wiki or Contribute to One"

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - Wetpaint (www.wetpaint.com), the consumer-friendly Wiki for collaborating and publishing online, was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Best Websites of 2007. Wetpaint makes it easy for anyone to create a free website where people who share a common interest can add and edit the site's content. Wetpaint is featured on the Time list along with other elite web innovators that readers can then rank on a scale of 1 to 100. To rank Wetpaint and read Time's review, visit Wetpaint in Time Magazine.

According to Time, the selected sites were chosen because they "are the best examples of what's new and exciting about the Web right now. Here we honor sites with exceptional style and smarts, sites that offer new and improved ways to access and share content, generate our own and otherwise enrich the online (and off-line) experience."

According to Time, "Wetpaint ... makes it super easy for non-techie people to create a Wiki or contribute to one. Even companies are using it: Food & Wine magazine has a Wetpaint Wiki; CBS started one for CSI fans and T-Mobile created one for the Sidekick."

"We're really honored to receive this recognition from Time Magazine," says Ben Elowitz, CEO of Wetpaint. "We are particularly excited to be acknowledged for playing a part in changing how people connect and communicate online about the things they care about most."

The recognition by Time Magazine comes on heels of the anniversary of the launch of Wetpaint. Since Wetpaint introduced its Wiki platform in June 2006, its users have created more than 450,000 Wiki websites, made more than 6.5 million edits, generated more than 165 million words, and produced more than 2.5 million pages of content on a variety of topics. Anyone can start their own free Wetpaint Wiki website at www.wetpaint.com.

About Wetpaint

Wetpaint is changing the way people share and collaborate about passions and interests online through its consumer-friendly Wiki platform. For the first time, anyone who knows how to use Microsoft Word can use Wetpaint to click and type online. Wetpaint has powered more than 450,000 user-created community sites since launching in June 2006. The Seattle startup has also caught the attention of prominent consumer brands such as ABC, BET, CBS, T-Mobile, and HTC. These companies have partnered with Wetpaint to create community sites for their most active and knowledgeable users. Wetpaint is backed by Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Frazier Technology Ventures. For more information, visit www.wetpaint.com.

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