Wednesday, June 14, 2006

10th annual Webby awards

Oscars of the Internet stay quirky and concise - Technology - International Herald Tribune: "Nearly 70 awards - chosen from a record 5,500 entries from more than 40 countries - were handed out to Web sites specializing in everything from fashion and film to politics and business.

With the exception of the special award recipients, all other winners are strictly limited to acceptance speeches of just five words, thus avoiding tearful testimonials of gratitude to family and agents.

"We are eating this up," said the representative from, which won the award for best food site.

The winner for the best charitable organization Web site was the UN Children's Fund, Unicef, whose acceptance speech was delivered by its executive director, the former U.S. agriculture secretary Ann Veneman.

"Make Unicef obsolete. Help kids," Veneman said."

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