The Shorty Awards

This is what the social media is for: an award show for people that are online writing about being online.

The second annual Shorty Awards nomination process has begun! In January 2010, the community is invited to nominate Twitter users for excellence over the past year. The awards recognize each content creators entire body of work, not just an individual tweet. Nominations are made by sending a tweet, whether its through this site or on Twitter. In February, the nominees will be narrowed down to five finalists in each category. Winners will be determined by a combination of popular vote and by the members of the new Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. An awards ceremony, complete with 140-character acceptance speeches, will be held in March in New York City. Source: About the Process, shortyawards.com.