Daily Dose Pick: The Webby Awards


The online Oscars are approaching, and you, the common Internet user, have a say as to who takes home the Webby.

There are literally hundreds of nominees in dozens of categories; vote for the Onion or Fail Blog in the Humor Site category, YouTube Symphony Orchestra or Twilight Remixed in Video Mashups, and Dropbox or Tumblr in Web Services and Apps. Equally as exciting: you’re almost certain to discover sites and services new to you that are about to make your life way better.

Explore the nominees, register to start voting, become a fan on Facebook, and follow the Webbys on Twitter, then check out some video and view our picks in choice categories below.

Collegehumor.com’s introduction to the Webbys

Green Porno, nominated in experimental video

“Love Project,” nominated in viral video

And some of our top picks:

Sports: Hello! Runners Map

Celebrity/fan: DJ Shadow

Design/aesthetic: The Economist Thinking Space

TV: Current.com

Green: Million Baby Crawl

Best practices: NPR

Best use of photography: National Geographic

Branded content: VW: The Fun Theory

Web services/applications: Dropbox