Internet Week 2013
Hundreds gathered for the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street last night in a ceremony that honored excellence on the Internet–fart jokes, GIF pronunciation debates and all.
Patton Oswalt began by observing, “Look at all these people taping this. By all means, record this shaky iPhone version, because this will never be on the Internet.”
“This whole thing was Kickstarted, but we didn’t quite make our stretch goal, so instead of Louis C.K., you have me as your host,” he added.
The Webby Awards, which is in its 16th year of honoring the best of the web with five words allotted for winning speeches, announced their nominees today.
The websites and individuals honored are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, with the actual ceremony closing out New York’s Internet Week on May 21. Past hosts have included B.J. Novak and last year’s Lisa Kudrow, and this year marks a return to the standup scene as geek god Patton Oswalt takes the stage as the M.C.
Trent Reznor has had it with social media, so he announced he’s leaving it … on a messageboard. “I will be tuning out of the social networking sites,” he wrote in a June 10 post, “because at the end of the day it’s now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture Read More
Last night, June 8, New York Times personal technology columnist David Pogue was beaming. He couldn’t keep from smiling, despite the fact that he was missing Apple’s announcement of their new iPhone 3G S in San Francisco. He blogged about it anyway.
“It’s funny because I had to choose Read More
Trent Reznor is a self-described “smartass” on the Internet.
On Twitter, “I think I was consciously taking the veil up from Nine Inch Nails and letting people know I’m a smartass–often,” said Mr. Reznor, singer, songwriter and producer of Nine Inch Nails, who had sidled up to the Observer last night, June 8, outside Cipriani’s Read More
“They’re like my children, I can’t pick a favorite,” said Rodger Berman, president of Recognition Media, who left Bravo’s princess of celebrity style Rachel Zoe at home, but had no shortage of pretty ladies fluttering about him at tonight’s Read More
All of the city’s young digerati will be Twittering about Internet Week New York starting Monday, June 1. Expect everyone from your regular Googlers and Facebookers to College Humor’s Jake & Amir, AOL’s newly minted executive Tim Armstrong, Barry Diller, Digg’s Kevin Rose and even Al Gore out on Read More
NPR, NYTimes.com and NBC.com were among this year’s top Webby Award winners. Organizers from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners this morning, along with the results of The Webby People’s Voice Awards.
The Guardian won the Webby for best newspaper Web site. Read More
The Webby Awards just announced their nominees for their 13th annual awards show. No surprise that NYTimes.com got 13 nominations, including the “Newspaper” category (The New York Observer was also nominated, along with the UK’s The Guardian and The Independent). NBC.com and Read More
Michael Bloomberg is hosting a week-long celebration of bloggers! Well, of digital media. Today, the mayor kicked off Internet Week New York.
“There is no better time to celebrate our digital media sector, and these events will serve to better connect the various digital companies and online participants that make up the City’s Read More