NEW ONLINE TENNIS COMMUNITY LAUNCHES Web 2.0 Social Network Lets Tennis Fans Choose the News
January 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsTennis-X is pleased to announce the launch of www.TennisVote.com, a new Web 2.0 community site created specifically for tennis fans.
TennisVote is a website that allows fans to participate in sharing news and information about the sport of tennis. In the spirit of digg.com or reddit.com, TennisVote is a user-driven social content site where everything is submitted by the TennisVote user community. TennisVote is strictly for the tennis community, and is the only site of its kind.
TennisVote combines four popular Web 2.0 tools — social bookmarking, social networking, blogging, and syndication. Items are submitted by users, who in turn vote on what they like best. This provides a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control that sets it apart from traditional forums or bulletin board communities.
TennisVote is strictly based on user-generated content. Nothing is written by paid editors. For tennis fans that means freedom to choose what's news in tennis.
"Tennis is a fast-moving global sport, and the past few years there's been a huge increase in the number of tennis fans using the web," said tennis blogger Lynn Berenbaum, one of the site's creators. "Tennis fans are now connecting online in a myriad of different ways — through blogs, through forums, through podcasts, through sites like YouTube, Flickr and MySpace. We follow the pros, and we're also out on the web sharing information about our own tennis play at an unprecedented rate.
There is no community more passionate or dedicated than tennis fans, and our goal was to create a Web 2.0 space where tennis enthusiasts can meet and share. Whether you're a fan in Sydney or Cincinatti, chances are you're on the web and you want to connect with others. Whether you have photos you've taken at a tournament, spotted a blog post on the beauty of Rafa's forehand, want advice on the newest racquet, or just posted a good tennis video on YouTube, TennisVote is one site where fans can share these things centrally."
In a nutshell, TennisVote is the latest cool tool for serious tennis fans on the web.
TennisVote is 100% free and open to anyone with an interest in tennis. Join the hottest new online community connecting tennis fans at www.TennisVote.com.
Tennis-X.com was launched in January 2003 by a handful of tennis insiders who wanted to give tennis fans on the web greater insight into what goes on behind the matches and scenes in men's and women's professional tennis. The site has since been featured in Tennis Magazine, Tennis Week, The Tennis Channel, Google News and Yahoo News among many, many other outlets. For more information, visit www.tennis-x.com. For more information about TennisVote, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.