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June 07, 2005

Webby awards barely nod at blogs

Stephen Baker

Webby awards went to every conceivable kind of Web site last night, from Weird to pharmaceuticals. But for 10 million blogs, there was only one category: Blogs. Boing Boing won. Runners up were Flickr, hicksdesign, The SnowSuit Effort, and WorldChanging. My prediction: At next year's awards, blogs will no longer be cloistered in their alternate universe, and will compete with other Web pages in every category.

A few of the five-word acceptance speeches:

Lonely Planet: Love your country; leave it.

Geiko: The gekko ate my speech

Bell Canada: Not bad for Canadians, eh?

Skype: Free speech changes the world

SingingFish: Inspired decline of civilization, indexed.

New Zealand.com: New Zealand: More than Hobbits. (To which host Rob Corddry responded, "You have a lot of sheep, I understand.)

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Tracked on June 7, 2005 10:01 AM

I subscribe to Boing Boing but I sure don't consider it one of the best blogs. I think they blew it :-)

Posted by: PXLated at June 7, 2005 11:15 AM

Hey PXLated, which blog do you think they should have picked? Anyone else out there have nominations?

Posted by: steve baker at June 7, 2005 11:56 AM

Which blog? Trying to put me on the spot huh :-)

In thinking about it, there are too many to pick just one overall. Need to have categories.

I guess I agree with you that they need to be either considered right within the other website categories or at least subdivided.

Posted by: PXLated at June 7, 2005 12:19 PM

No surprises, the Webby winners were announced last month here: http://socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000730042314/#comments

Posted by: Anonymous at June 8, 2005 04:10 AM

Got to love that quote! "New Zealand.com: New Zealand: More than Hobbits."

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