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Posted by on Mar 25, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Internet March Mayhem e-Tournament: First Round Begins!

Every March, college basketball has one of the most exciting tournaments in all of sports. For years, the non-athletes and geeks among us have yearned to experience the drama, the excitement and the posturing that is the college basketball tournament – but alas, we don’t know anything about basketball. Enter the Shoeboxed Internet March Mayhem e-Tournament.

Shoeboxed Internet March Mayhem e-Tournament

Shoeboxed Internet March Mayhem e-Tournament

We’ve taken 64 of the best blogs, web celebs, start-ups and social media services and pitted them against each other to determine who will claim the championship. The first round began yesterday and will continue through Friday. Vote for your favorites. You can vote once for each match up. Make sure you favorites get through by telling your friends and coworkers to vote!

More about the e-Tournament

Shoeboxed presents the first annual Internet March Mayhem e-Tournament where your votes decide who moves up in the bracket.Competitors face off in four categories: web celebs, blogs, social media sites, and internet startups.Users’ votes will determine who the winners of each round are.Round 1 voting begins now and will conclude on March 27th.Those who will be moving to Round 2 will be announced on the Shoeboxed blog early on March 28th.Time is of the essence, so be sure that your team gets the most votes so that you can make it to the championship.

The road to the final four is sure to be paved with upsets and overtimes, so get your votes in now and watch the tallies grow. Check out the bracket and vote for your winners.

Here are the competitors in this year’s tournament:

Web Celebs:

  1. Robert Scoble
  2. Perez Hilton
  3. Seth Godin
  4. LonelyGirl15
  5. Guy Kawasaki
  6. Michael Arrington
  7. Kevin Rose
  8. Peter Shankman
  9. Jason Calacanis
  10. Peter Cashmore
  11. Chris Brogan
  12. Chris Pirillo
  13. Evan Williams
  14. Grant Robertson
  15. Gina Trapani
  16. Frank Warren

Social Media

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. Myspace
  4. Wikipedia
  5. Flickr
  6. LinkedIn
  7. Ning
  8. Twitter
  9. Tumblr
  10. Jaiku
  11. Identi.ca
  12. Friendster
  13. Del.icio.us
  14. Digg
  15. Brightkite
  16. Kwippy

Startups

  1. FreshBooks
  2. Evernote
  3. Jigsaw
  4. Grooveshark
  5. Shoeboxed
  6. SimpleFeed
  7. Brightcove
  8. Mahalo
  9. BatchBlue
  10. FourSquare
  11. Outright.com
  12. Storenvy
  13. PlaceVine
  14. MailChimp
  15. Foodzie
  16. Music for Busy People

Blogs

  1. Huffington Post
  2. Boing Boing
  3. Problogger
  4. TechCrunch
  5. Engadget
  6. Mashable
  7. Ars Technica
  8. Dosh Dosh
  9. Seth’s Blog
  10. Daily Kos
  11. Gawker
  12. Lifehacker
  13. Gizmodo
  14. TMZ.com
  15. Vote for the Worst
  16. Consumerist
  • http://www.freshbooks.com Rayanne Langdon

    Hah, oh how I really don’t yearn to be part of what I witnessed in a random sports bar last week in Austin! Can you believe I had NO IDEA what March Madness was until the Twitter crowd pounced on me with their own definitions?!

    At any rate, THIS is fun and you’re all going down! FreshBooks FTW! ; )

  • http://www.shoeboxed.com Dan Englander

    Maybe we’ll see you in the Sweet 16, in which case maybe we can just merge together to become a small business receipts-to-invoice juggernaut and steamroll through the bracket. Actually that’s probably not allowed. I’ll check on that.

  • http://twitter.com/stormd StormD

    Who’s idea was it to seed VFTW, a blog about vote-spamming, #15 in a tournament scored solely on votes?

    Bye Bye Boing Boing.