Friday, May 7, 2010

Twitter won 'Oscars of the Internet'

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The Webby Awards, considered the "Oscars" of the Internet, announced on Tuesday  the winners of its 14th edition.

Vinton Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet, received a special award for his life and collaboration for the web as “Webby Lifetime Achievement”.

Organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Webby Awards has nearly 70 categories to reward the best websites, videos and movies Twitter won 'Oscars of the Internet'online, and content for mobile.

The microblogging site Twitter  won the award in “Social Network” category and in “Best Practices” category.The category ‘Social Network for mobile version’ was for the Foursquare.

The site of the NGO headed by Brad Pitt “Make It Right” won the ‘Activism’ category. The official page of Jim Carrey, took the prize for “celebrity” award. The online version of "The New York Times" was chosen in the News category, and the humorous "The Onion" in Humor.

Among the prizes to Movies and Videos Online, Isabella Rossellini was chosen for his role in"Green Porno" and the series of interviews "Davidlynch.com Interview Project" won the award for Documentary. The video "Queen + The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody" won in the Viral category.

Meanwhile Social Media Guru, Mashable won the “Blog Business & Blog Cultural” award. Flickr won the ‘community’ award. Likewise, Yahoo! Sports, won the ‘sports’ award. And Pandora won the ‘music award’.

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