Provident awarded the Gold Award

RedditlotdgoldMy post about useless alarm systems has generated a lot of attention… besides being the most commented upon post on this blog, as well as the single largest generator of emails to us directly, it was recognized by as their top link of the day. is a news aggregator site where stories/posts and other new things on the Internet are posted and then voted on by readers. The more people who vote a particular post ‘up’ (vs. those that vote it ‘down’), the higher it gets ranked and moves up closer to the top of the home page… the idea is that it creates a democratic news source for what is going on in the world and what is popular on the Internet on any given day. On Friday, the post about “Why millions of home alarm systems are completely useless” made it to the #1 spot on Reddit which resulted in tens of thousands of visitors to the blog from more than 100 countries (and 3,453 cities). As a result, we were awarded the “Gold Reddit” (which is the image at the top of this post). The Gold Reddit is awarded to the source of each day’s top link, as voted on by thousands of readers from all over the planet.

To give you an idea of how far and wide our traffic on Friday was, here is an image of only 500 visitors to the blog (there were more than 25,000 on Friday alone!)…


Thanks Reddit!

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