Those who have not yet voted for their favourite seven Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature are being urged to do so immediately because of the traffic surge that the campaign website is set to experience in the coming days.
“People should try to vote online today or tomorrow, because all the indications are that traffic at new7wonders.com during the final 48 hours before voting closes on Friday at 11:11:11 a.m. GMT will be phenomenal,” said Eamonn Fitzgerald, Head of Communications at New7Wonders. “We cannot guarantee that everyone who wants to vote via new7wonders.com will be able to during these peak days, which is why we’re issuing this appeal now.”
Although the new7wonders.com servers and systems have been upgraded to deal with the expected surge, extreme peaks of traffic could still disrupt these contingency plans.
While it has been possible to vote on new7wonders.com for the Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature for more than two years now, human nature suggests that some people like to leave things to the last minute, so for those seeking other ways of voting, there are up to three additional options:
1. With the New7Wonders of Nature Facebook app at www.facebook.com/New7WondersofNature, where members of the social network can vote directly for their chosen 7.
2. Through the dedicated international telephone voting lines (which work from most but not all lines/countries), where voters follow the voice prompt to choose their one preferred Finalist. Dial one of these three numbers +1 869 760 5990, +1 649 339 8080, +44 758 900 1290, and insert the four digit code for your chosen Finalist.
3. In the countries that are N7WN SMS national telephone voting enabled, voters can send a SMS to support their one preferred Finalist. SMS voting countries include Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Poland, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam and the UAE.
Voting for the New7Wonders of Nature is set to significantly beat the record set in the first campaign to choose the man-made New 7 Wonders of the World that culminated in 2007. Voting ends at 11:11:11 a.m. GMT on 11/11/11.