Not sure what the Shorty Awards are?

The Shorty Awards are a worldwide effort to engage hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to identify the best people and organizations on Twitter, culminating in a blockbuster ceremony in New York City.

The  first Shorty Awards highlights can be seen here.

Here is the second Shorty Awards and Stephen Fry’s “short” 140 character acceptance speech.

Now onto this year’s awards, which boasts 30 official categories and a large number of community categories. To add your own community category  check out this blog post.

About the Process

The community is invited to nominate Twitter users for excellence over the past year. Each award recognizes each content creator’s entire body of work, not just an individual tweet. Nominations are made by sending a tweet, whether it’s through this site or on Twitter.

To vote, just go to , and to follow the action on twitter, sign up to @shortyawards.


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