Webby Award nominations. Others have said plenty about this, although for the record I think it’s perfectly appropriate for Fray to have been included in the community category. At the same time, I agree that it was a drastic oversight that MetaFilter wasn’t included. There are several other community sites that I would also have liked to have seen – and I find it interesting that no old guard VC sites were included. Last year’s winner (Cafe Utne) came from the old school.
you were frustrated that the stream of the Webby Awards was embedded without controls. So you can’t zip ahead to the good bits. This link – [WebbyCast!] will play the broadcast in RealPlayer (not embedded) so you can zoom ahead to: 02:51:30 and watch Café Utne win; 03:27:00 to watch Cocky Bastard win; or 04:37:00 to see him interviewed.
I just found out that Café Utne, a site I’ve worked on for almost 5 years, has been nominated for a Webby award in the Community category. It’s a little strange in that the category is a bit of a dog’s breakfast of totally different types of sites. But pretty cool. I’ve literally spent thousands of hours there, and it’s my primary online home. I mean, other than this!