Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Webby Awards draw attention to some cool Web sites

There’s a lot to like about the Webby Awards, which are called the “Oscars of the Internet.”
For starters, they honor some truly useful, informative and entertaining Web sites, blogs and online services. They salute some of the year’s most talked about Internet phenomena (e.g. Twitter and Sarah Silverman’s “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” video), but also draw attention to some little-known Web sites and services.
This year’s nominees and winners (announced Tuesday) put some cool Web sites on my radar.
They include comedy sites Fail Blog and Sad Guys on Trading Floors and weird sites like CrappyCat. In the banking and bill paying category, there are Billeo and Rudder. The Webbies also drew my attention to the 5 Blogs Before Lunch business blog.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony June 8 in New York City. It’s a good thing winners are limited to five-word acceptance speeches because there are, by my count, 129 award categories.

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