And the winner is…

Today’s the day that the winner of “The Great Long Tail Giveaway” is to be announced.  In this very post in fact.

There were three contestants.  A commenter named Mike, Brady from Techno-Squirrels, and Tom from Webfeedcentral.

So here’s how it all went down.  Rather than create a random number generator for three numbers, I chose three differently marked, but otherwise identical golf balls.  I threw them into a box, gave them a good shake and started pulling them out blindly.  The first person to three balls wins. (stay with me, it’s not as dirty as it sounds.)

Without further ado, the winner of “The Great Long Tail Giveaway” is…

TOM! Tom you are the lucky contestant and the proud new owner of a new copy of Chris Anderson’s “The Long Tail“!  I’ll be e-mailing you shortly to get delivery instructions.

Thanks to everyone for participating!

Now for the small print.  Well, sortof.  What I would like to see here is that when Tom gets done with the book, he holds a similar contest and we continue to share this great book.  By doing so, we continue the “long tail” of the book.  It’s merely a request and certainly not a requirement.

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  1. Congrats Tom!

  2. Thank You! I never thought I would be so happy to be the first person with three balls!

    I had already planned on doing the same sort of contest, if I won, once I’m done reading it.