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From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: Re: Charles Platt's comments on "FDGD Press Release Accepted by PRWeb"
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 16:01:17 -0800

Charles Platt <> wrote:
> Message #27670
> Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 23:55:47 -0500 (EST)
> From: Charles Platt <>
> Subject: Re: CryoNet #27667
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>> Message #27667
>> From: Kennita Watson <>
>> Subject: FDGD Press Release Accepted by PRWeb
>> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 18:04:12 -0800
>> Cryonicists at Frozen Dead Guy Festival Claim:  "Not All
>> Frozen Guys Are Dead!"
> "Cryonicists," plural? You mean there is now more than one of
> you? A sobering thought.

FTR: Yes, there is more than one -- as there was
last year.  I hope to have others join me at other
events in future.
> In my days as a journalist, if I had received a "press
> release" such as yours, it would have automatically gone into
> the "lone eccentric" category. Journalists are innately
> skeptical and any attempt to convince them that you are
> really not a loony will merely be a source of mild amusement.

Also FTR:  My press release is not sent to anyone.
It is posted on PRWeb, and viewed/etc. by whomever
finds it interesting.

Also FTR:  The Release Date was March 4, 2006.

As of March 5, 2006, 1545 PST, PRWeb reported
my statistics thus:

Reads    37,265  	This number tells you how many times your press  
release was accessed from our site and other distribution points  
where we have the ability to measure a click through. This number  
does not include the number of journalists who have received your  
release through email. In addition there are online distribution  
points that we currently have no ability to track.

Estimated Pickup 	356 	This number estimates the number of times your  
press release was picked up by a media outlet. This does not tell you  
how many times your story appears in the media. It simply attempts to  
estimate media interest of your release.

Prints 	20	This is the number of times that someone has printed your  
press release. We measure this by the number of times that the  
"printer friendly version" link is pressed. In reality, only a small  
percentage of users actually click this link before printing a release.

I'm happy with this.  Reasonable pickup for small-town
news on a fringe topic.  Probably the best thing any of
you could do is to weigh in on the links I list on the
Cryonics Advocacy Group Web site.  Even if you don't
agree with how I'm going about this, I am apparently
getting a little media coverage, and will meet hundreds
of people over the weekend who will get my URL, and
it's in the best interests of the cryonics movement as
a whole to have the best information possible available
on as many Web sites as possible.

Please offer comments about http://cryonicsadvocacy.org .


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