INTERNET.COM CHAIRMAN AND CEO ALAN M. MECKLER TO HOLD QUARTERLY CHATS WITH INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS ON THE COMPANY'S YAHOO! FINANCE MESSAGE BOARD
Forum Gives Individual Stockholders the Same Kind of Access to a CEO that Institutions and Analysts Have Long Had; Meckler Calls on Other CEOs to Do the Same
New York, NY - February 14, 2000 - internet.com Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM) Chairman and CEO Alan M. Meckler today announced that he will begin holding week-long, quarterly chats with individual investors and others on the company's Yahoo! Finance message board (http://messages.yahoo.com/?action=q&board;=INTM). To participate in this quarter's internet.com CEO chat, which begins tonight, individuals need to have access to the Internet and a free Yahoo! ID.
During the week-long dialogue, Meckler will answer selected questions about internet.com, its recent acquisitions, investments, and overall strategy. Meckler will participate using an easily identifiable Yahoo! ID - "net_pioneer." The forum will be repeated every quarter in the weeks following the company's earnings announcement.
Meckler said he hopes to use the Internet forums to create an alternative version of the quarterly conference calls that institutions, analysts, and journalists have had long had access to and, in doing so, level the playing field for the day trader and individual investor.
"CEOs need to recognize that they are not just corporate leaders, but also money managers in a way. They are managing the hard-earned money that individuals have entrusted them with, to deliver a return over the long haul," said Meckler. "Now that the Internet has changed investing forever, whenever it is logistically feasible it is our responsibility as CEOs to give individual investors access to the same kind of information tools that the pros and institutions have. I call on other chief executives to do the same."
Individuals wishing to ask questions during the forum with Alan Meckler should visit (http://messages.yahoo.com/?action=q&board;=INTM) and post messages using the subject "CEO Forum" followed by the subject of their query. Meckler will personally select from among the most interesting questions and post his responses online during the evening hours.
internet.com Corporation (http://www.internet.com), based in New York, New York, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. internet.com operates a network of 97 Web sites, 75 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2 million unique visitors that generate more than 90 million page views monthly. Total views, which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 150 million per month. internet.com's global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition, internet.com with its related internet.com Venture Fund I and Venture Fund II is an investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.
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