Newcomer Of The Year: Webby Award

2015-08-12 - 04:18 | News | Tags: |

(Online article) – the Webby Awards are considered most important international award for excellence on the Internet. New York (AP) – the Mikrobloggingdienst Twitter has won the 2009 Webby Award as online newcomer of the year (“breakout of the year). You will be awarded in 67 categories. Twitter operates a Web site on which users in short texts with a maximum of 140 characters can communicate. The service had most recently after a mention in the US-TV – huge sets to broadcast Oprah range.

German sporting goods manufacturer adidas won the Webby in the category Best homepage, the Organizer announced on Tuesday in New York. More than 10,000 Web site projects from over 60 countries had applied for the Webby Awards 2009. The prizes will be awarded in New York by the International Academy of digital arts and Sciences since 1996. The 550 members of the Academy include such prominent musicians as David Bowie, the computer scientist Web experts, IT and design journalists, as well as creative of pop, film, media and business, and “Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf, the creator of the US comic series Simpsons, Matt Groening, and Virgin founder Richard Branson. The journalistic offers, large media brands from the United States and Britain prevailed. The New York Times won the prizes for the best online stories and best practice.

The site of the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC was awarded as best news site. Best online newspaper was offering the British guardian last year according to the jurors. The best online radio line-up saw the jury at the US public radio NRP. The Webby for best personal website Joshua Budich for his star wars collection.