I woke up to a bunch of emails about this Wired.com article. Since Wired didn't call us to hear our perspective before publishing, I wanted to share why we think our process, and more importantly the credibility of the Webby Award, is second to none.
Visual Projects Spotlight Crises in Congo, Burma, Colombia (New York) -- Three multimedia projects spotlighting global rights crises produced by Huma...
The Webbys have, since 1997, served as a snapshot of the Internet zeitgeist, capturing the best of what the exploding online universe has offered up each year. Now it's time to vote for this year's favorites.
While it's been hard to top John Oliver's Daily Show coverage of the World Cup, Funny or Die's Almost Twins came close with one of their elaborate "high-five" videos for the occasion.
The Webby Awards tradition is to keep the speeches to five words each. In my mind, the winner of that contest was Zach Galifianakis -- this was classic Galifianakis anti-comedy.
On Friday, I asked for suggestions for the five-word acceptance speech I should give at tonight's Webby Awards. Your response has been tremendous, with over 3,000 suggestions so far. Some of our favorites include: "BP...show me your papers!" (submitted by whoamitosay), "Deregulation: the verdict is in" (from NewAmericanCenturySucks), "We only spill the truth" (Jordan VS), and "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs... get it?" (missy57). Our HuffPost team is still debating which one I should use, so check out more reader five-worders here, and let us know which one you prefer -- or, if you think you can do better, add a new suggestion of your own. I probably won't make a final decision until I'm walking up to the podium!
Monday night, HuffPost will receive a Webby Award. As is the tradition, Webby winners only get five words for their acceptance speeches - and I would love your input on what this year's five words should be.
Three top climate change campaigns -- by TckTckTck, 350.org, and Greenpeace.org -- are up for Webby Awards in 2010 (incidentally, so too is the Huffington Post's Politics page).
The Webby Awards is asking for entries.
This week, I accepted the People's Voice Webby Award for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Online Video Series. Since the fans themselves voted on this award, winning it felt like such an honor.
Last night Seth Myers hosted the 13th Annual Webby Awards at the Wall Street Cipriani, a location that symbolized one more example of how new media is...
Lots of memorable moments at this year's Webby Awards. It was great having some of our HuffPost Politics team make the trip up from DC to celebrate our wins as Best Politics Site and Best Political Blog. I particularly enjoyed the way the organizers of the event paired people from the new media with people from the traditional media -- concluding with Martha Stewart presenting the Breakout of the Year award to Twitter cofounder Biz Stone (his five word acceptance speech: "Creativity is a renewable resource"). As for my five-word speech, I ended up going with: "I didn't kill newspapers...okay?" READ MORE I'll be guest hosting CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday morning 7-9 am EDT, and will be interviewing Nassim Taleb, Jim Grant, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis). I'd love to have your help deciding what to ask them. Please post your suggested questions in the comments section.
On Friday, I asked for suggestions for the 5-word acceptance speech I should give at tonight's Webby Awards. Your response has been tremendous: over 1,000 suggestions so far. We are still debating which one I should use. Click here to see our favorites. Let me know which one you prefer -- or, if you think you can do better, add a new suggestion of your own. This will be a game-time decision!
Listening to Liz Cheney falsely suggest that President Obama wants to deal with terrorists by "hand-holding," and falsely insist that her father never suggested there was a link between 9/11 and Iraq made me wish that TV execs were planning to do a political version of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! I'd much rather see Cheney put a tarantula in her mouth (a la Patti Blagojevich) than continually sticking her foot there. She could be joined in the jungle by fellow foot muncher Sen. Jeff Sessions, who demonstrated the value of empathy when he showed none, reacting to the tears of a 12-year old boy whose mother is facing deportation by saying, "Enough with the histrionics." And there is still time to suggest the 5-word acceptance speech I should give at tomorrow's Webby Awards.
Monday night in New York, HuffPost will receive two Webby Awards. As always, award winners only get five words for their acceptance speeches, and I would love to get your input again this year.
I love an underdog. No, I don't necessarily mean the cartoon. I mean like David, as in Goliath, or the Bears, as in The Bad News Bears. (Yes, that mig...