This is a fun one. It’s the Webby awards recap. Winners got just five words. Some of them used more. I’ll try to stick with tradition. (Oops.)
See full Webby coverage at (www.webbyawards.com). Dozens of brief speeches abound. Too much to include here.
David Bowie went way overboard. He used 14 words. That’s OK. He was a Lifetime Achievement winner. You don’t quash the star.
My favorite line: "Buffalo, bears and broadband … yee-hah!," from (YellowstonePark.com), winner in Tourism category.
Other speech highlights include:
• "Imagine us with a budget." — (Itsallinyourhands.com), winner in the drama category.
• "18,000,00 views. Still no dates." — The Extreme Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment, winner in the viral category.
• "Sundance shoots from the hip." — Live @ Sundance (festival.sundance.org/2007/watch/live.aspx>), winner in the Events and Live Broadcasts category.
• "More popular than Lou Dobbs." — (CNNMoney.com), winner in the financial services category.
• "Alan, we’re thinking of you." — BBC News, winner in the news category
• "Please free Alan Johnston now." — The Guardian, winner in the newspaper category.
Both refer to the British Broadcasting Corp. journalist captured in Palestine.
• "Hey Rupert, we’re available. Call." — Dealbook, winner in the business blog category.
• "Come discover your inner Vegas." — Las Vegas’ own MGM Grand, winner in the corporate communications category.
• "Finally a Bush everyone loves." — The Reggie Bush Project, (www.thereggiebushproject.com) winner in the sports category.
• "Music connects, our team rocks." — Verizon, Dave Matthews Band, winner in the celebrity and fan category.
Of those that went over, here are my favorites:
• "I know I was supposed to keep this short, so I’d like to thank … lots and lots of people." – The Onion (www.theonion.com), winner in the humor category.
• "On three, two, one… ‘take photo.’" — Flickr (www.flickr.com), winner in the best practices category.
• "Great schools: no parent left behind." — GreatSchools (www.greatschools.com), winner in the Family and Parenting category.
Enjoy more than the speeches. Click to the winners. See the Web’s best sites.
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The Web is ours. Use it. Explore it. Have fun with it. Learn from it. Do something to help someone. The possibilities are endless.
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