Twitter Nominated For Best Community In 2011 Webby Awards

The Webby Awards, an international event presented annually by The International Academy Of Digital Arts and Sciences which acknowledges excellence on the internet, have released their list of the nominees for 2011.

Over 100 awards are given in four distinct categories – websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile – and these are then further broken down into sub-categories, with 70 prizes available in the websites field alone.

And it’s in this area that Twitter has received its nomination, under Community.

Twitter’s competition is pretty eclectic and includes Tumblr, Openideo, Cuteness.com and COLOURlovers.

Two awards are handed out in each category – the Webby itself, which is selected by the Academy, and a People’s Voice award which is decided by the public. Voting is now open, so if you want to play your part and help Twitter win, register here.

This isn’t the first time Twitter has been nominated for a Webby. Last year the platform collected prizes in the Best Practices and Social Networking categories – curiously it hasn’t even been nominated in these areas in 2011, although this year’s Social Media category does include my Twitter client of choice, HootSuite.

This is the 15th annual Webby Awards ceremony and highlights this year include performances by Neyo, OK GO and Biz Markie, and an appearance by Roger Ebert as a special honoured guest. BJ Novak, who plays Ryan Howard in the US version of The Office, will be your host.

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