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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

SF Sites Recognized by the Webbys

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2008 at 11:41 AM

The adorably named Webby Awards were founded in 1996 and have come to be thought of as “the Oscars of the web,” although at this point they may actually be more valid than their film counterpart. (Titanic, anyone?)

The awards are the brain child of San Francisco filmmaker named Tiffany Shlain whose most recent effort is a short called The Tribe that utilizes, among other elements, archival footage and dioramas to tell a side by side history of Barbie and the Jewish people.

This year’s Webby Awards recognized several SF based sites. took home Best Copy/Writing. Flickr garnered two awards, Best Practices and Community (in which they nabbed not only the official award, but the People’s Voice Award as well.) Digg received a People’s Voice Award for Best Practices. Numerous other SF based sites were nominated, including Burner favorite Laughing Squid and Thrillist, which offers a San Francisco edition, and purveyors of all things twee- Cute Overload.

Congratulations, guys! You all got to take home this, er, weird mounted spring thing. --Andy Wright

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