Shorty Awards in the News

Now in their fifth year, the Shorty Awards have made news for honoring content producers across all major social platforms; for entering the mainstream Hollywood awards cycle; for bringing on unique and exciting sponsors and partners to grow their own social media following; to give all influences a chance to succeed; and to honor work in important areas like the environment.

The legitimacy of the awards – last year 650 people attended; this year 1.6 million Shorty-nominating tweets were posted – also show the elevated significance of that which is being posted to social networks on the web. Wall Street Journal Brands such as Red Bull Racing, Abercrombie Kids, International Cricket Council, Vodafone Zoozoos and M&M's also found success leveraging 'Gangnam Style,' as detailed by the Unmetric infographic below from the Shorty Awards Mashable The awards honor particularly clever and adept creators of concise social media content across a variety of platforms. Washington Post For several years, advertising awards shows have been starting to sign sponsors to underwrite the general bestowing of honors or, in several instances, present specific awards that are created on behalf of the sponsors. That is also the case for a newcomer in the kudos field, the Shorty Awards, which honor communication on Facebook, Twitter and in other social media. The New York Times four — ahem, brief — years, the Twitter-based awards show has grown to 1.6 million tweet votes for its latest voting period, which ran Jan. 4 through Feb. 17. Variety Among the new categories Shorty Awards producer Sawhorse Media added this year is “Best Presidential Candidate in Social Media." Mashable For this year’s Shorty Awards, Wozniak is a finalist in the Foursquare Mayor of the Year category in which he’s competing against New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Mashable The nominations alone are worth scrolling through. Washington Post They also unveiled a hilarious video created especially for the show, featuring Tracy Morgan, who attempts to answer questions in 140 characters or less and fails. Huffington Post Neil Patrick Harris, Kiefer Sutherland and Jim Gaffigan were among those attending the ceremony, which honor Twitter users' entire body of work, not just an individual tweet. Hollywood Reporter This is the third year in which the world of 140-character communications has its own awards — the Shorty Awards. I’m honored to have been nominated by a couple hundred people so far in the #green group (the process goes through this month). This is no small part because some Twitter user named @LeoDicaprio led a nomination blitz Tuesday night in recognition of my recent focus on the relatively low cost of conserving wild tigers (and a possible role by a successful company that names its operating systems for tigers and other big cats). The New York Times In Social Media, 'Judy Consumer' Can Beat Britney Spears in the Influence Game The Huffington Post

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Fox News
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NASA's Curiosity Rover Soars at This Year's Shorty Awards

TV Newser
CNN, Fox News Among ‘Shorty Award’ Winners

CNN Wins Shorty Award for Best Use of Social Media for News

Huffington Post
Texts From Hillary Named Best Tumblr Of The Year By Shorty Awards

Wall Street Journal Digits Live interview
Tweeting Tips from the Shorty Awards

Fox News
Why social media is helping Game of Thrones actor

Huffington Post Live interview
Felicia Day On Shortys

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Media Bistro
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Throwdown Between Official and Fake Twitter Accounts of the Famous

Throwdown Between Official and Fake Twitter Accounts of the Famous

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Digital Trends
Felicia Day to host this year's Shorty Awards

National Geographic
Weekend Diversion: Combatting Alzheimer’s with Art

Laughing Squid
Felicia Day Set to Host Fifth Annual Shorty Awards

Felicia Day to Host 2013 Shorty Awards (Exclusive)

Felicia Day will host 2013 Shorty Awards

Hollywood Reporter
Felicia Day to Host 2013 Shorty Awards (Exclusive)

Huffington Post
Warwick Davis Shorty Awards Interview: Actor Rips Twitter, Ricky Gervais & Peter Dinklage (VIDEO)

All Twitter
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Shorty Awards Honor Best of Social Media

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Huffington Post
The Best of Social Media

All Facebook
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AOL on tech
The Shorty Awards Honor Social Media Finalists

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Huffington Post
Best in collge social media: Shorty Award community leaders

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MSN Noticias
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Huffington Post College
Best In College Social Media: Shorty Award Community Leaders

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Gregory Brothers Song Pays Tribute to Latest Viral Sensations

CBS News
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The Washington Post
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Judge 2013 Shorty Awards [EXCLUSIVE]

The Washington Post
Charlie Sheen’s Twitter skills now allow him to judge the Shorty Awards

CBS News
Tiffani Thiessen to present at Shorty Awards

Wall Street Journal
The Shorty Awards Long List: Who Got Nominated

Wall Street Journal
Who Will Sweep the Social Media 'Shorty Awards?'

Shorty Awards Compared To Academy Awards

LA Times
Nick Cannon signs on to judge social media's Shorty Awards

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Yahoo! News (Canada)
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Tumblr Staff
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Shorty Awards Opens Voting, Adds 'Best Presidential Candidate' Category

Mediabistro's GalleyCat
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LA Times
Kiefer Sutherland enlisted as Shorty Awards presenter

New York Times Media Decoder
'Brought to You By,' in Short

Camden New Journal
Mystery "MoronWatch" tweeter - Camden cyberactivist nominated for 'Shorty' award
Herndon Student Has A Hit With Rebecca Black Parody

BBC News
Rio de Janeiro's Twitter battle over drink-driving

It's an honor to be nominated: Atlanta Journal-Constitution wins notice, followers for targeting readers with short-form news

The Herald (Everett, WA)
Local News: Jenni Hogan honored

PR Week
Video: Greg Galant Shorty Awards (video)
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli's Flickr pictures are better than yours (Brazil)
Brazilian shortlisted for Twitter 'Oscar'

Huffington Post
In Social Media, 'Judy Consumer' Can Beat Britney Spears in the Influence Game

5 Quick Questions: West Wing Report's Paul Brandus Blazes a Twitter Trail to the White House

Exclusive: The Creator of the Fail Whale Roots for Team Coco at the #ShortyArtShow

The Guardian
Leeds today: Temple Newsam fire, Bettakultcha, Ark Royal parade and Northern Ballet

24 Hours Vancouver
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KTLA Reporter Vies for 'Best Journalist on Twitter' Award

Will Your Favorite Celebrity Win a Shorty Award?

Wen Wei Po (China)
Entertainment News Bits

Eater National
Ted Leo on Anarchist Cooking & His Break Up With Jameson

ABC Newspaper (Spain)
Vilassar de Mar on Twitter in the top 10 Shorty Awards nominees

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Idaho Mountain Express
A tale of two Rothschilds

Yorkshire Evening Post
The Culture Vulture: Leeds blogger on top of the world

Milenio (Mexico)
Sergio Aviles nominated for a Twitter Shorty Award
Three Short(y) Rules for Successful Online Campaigns

Tucson Citizen
Who's the best journalist on Twitter?

The Jersey Journal
'Cake Boss' Buddy Valestro is up for a Shorty Award

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Social media give comic Poundstone a boost

The Cherokeean Herald
SFA to present sports comedy, 'The Complete World of Sports (abridged)

The Guardian
Leeds culture blogger leads Liverpool FC in race for Twitter award

New York Times
Can 140 Characters Matter?

Diario de Noticias (Portugal)
Daniela Ruah nominated for a Twitter award

Wired Magazine GeekDad Blog
Help Marian Call Win a Shorty Award!

USA Today Pop Candy Blog
The Shorty Awards call for (brief) nominations

Haiti efforts backed for Twitter Oscars

The Independent
Current Twitter trends: Bill Gates joins Twitter, Shorty Awards

Fast Money Chartology (video)

Wall Street Journal Digits Blog
Britney Spears Pulling Ahead in Twitter Awards Contest

Houston Chronicle
Twittering for a Shorty Award

San Francisco Chronicle
Tyler Florence in the lead for 2nd Annual Shorty (Twitter) Awards

The Guardian
'Twitter Oscars' open for public votes

Fast Company
How the Shorty Awards Became the Oscars of Social Media

Financial Times
Twitter's short order of merit

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (TX)
Twitter stars break new ground, take center stage at Shorty Awards
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NASA honored for 'tweets' from Mars and Short and sweet: Awards honor Twitter tweets

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NASA scoops up Twitter award for Mars 'tweets'

MC Hammer, AFI's Hunter Burgan Celebrate Twitter Mania At Shorty Awards

New York Times
Consumed: A Successful Failure and The Scene at the Shorty Twitter Awards: Chatter

New York Magazine
The Media Is Twittering Away Its Short Time on Earth

Village Voice
Shorty Awards Honor Marketing Miniaturists

Time Out New York
TONY @Shorty Awards: winners, presenters and OMG space man!

Wired Magazine Epicenter Blog
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PC World
Twitter Clickjacking Attack Causes Post-Awards Annoyance

Conde Nast Portfolio
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Government Computer News
NASA wins award for informative Twittering
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SearchViews (NY)
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Tech.Blorge (Australia)
NASA among winners at first Twitter awards

Valley Sun (CA)
JPL's Phoenix Twitter earns award
Q&A With Twitter/Shorty Awards Winner Foodimentary

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Media Post
Shorty Awards Go To NASA, @PeggyOlson and Just An Online Minute... Tripping On Short Fuses At The Shorty Awards

The Guardian
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Wall Street Journal
Surviving the Drama of the Twitter Awards

Wall Street Journal Digits Blog
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Network World
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New York Times Bits Blog
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