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Nominations For The 6th Annual Shorty Awards Now Open Via Twitter

Nominations For The 6th Annual Shorty Awards Now Open Via Twitter

As Greg Galant, cofounder and executive producer of the Shorty Awards, told Mashable, “Awarding excellence on a medium that changes every year is like living on the Galapagos Islands — it requires constant evolution.”

As such, this year’s Shorty Awards – the 6th annual, for which nominations are officially open – is bigger and better than ever.

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Six-Second Video Vines Prove Perfect For Shorty Awards [VIDEOS]

Over the past five years, the Shorty Awards (honoring the best in social media) have added new categories to their list, with the introduction of widely used social media platforms and tools. The newest categories for the fifth annual awards ceremony taking place on April 8 in New York City, include Pinterest Brand Presence and Animated GIF of the Year.

Perhaps the sixth annual event will honor the best use of Vine (Twitter’s six-second video app), which exploded onto the social media scene earlier this year as a free iOS app available for iPhone.

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Help @IRememberBetter Fight Alzheimers With Art

This week’s Pay It Forward Friday features an account that strives to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and how the creative arts help to improve quality of life for those with the disease: @IRememberBetter

They’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award 2013 in the Charity category and we think once you learn a bit about them, you’ll click here to help them win.

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How To Improve Your #SocialFitness Using Twitter

There was a Twitter chat on #SocialFitness the other day, did you catch it?

Folks spent the hour discussing ways social media can impact real life goals – like the Olympics and, of course, fitness.
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Vote For Your Favorite Twitter User At The Shorty Awards

Is there a Twitter user that you simply adore? They’re helpful, friendly, and unique, and you retweet almost every tweet they send.

Now you’ve got a way to thank them: nominate them for a Shorty Award, a public recognition of their amazing tweeting.
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HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes On How The Company Crowdsourced Its Name [VIDEO]

HootSuite is one of the largest social media management platforms out there. With over 2 million users sending tweets, managing lists and participating in hashtag chats every day, it is a Twitter power-user’s dream.

At the Shorty Awards industry awards ceremony on October 6th in NYC, HootSuite’s CEO Ryan Holmes gave some pretty cool insight into how on of the most popular Twitter dashboards came to be. Check it out in this quick video below.
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Amanda Palmer Sings a Song of Tweets at the Shorty Awards

Monday night’s Shorty Awards was a Twitter star-studded event, and one of the highlights was Amanda Palmer, formerly of the Dresden Dolls, performing a song made up entirely of tweets. The lyrics are absolutely hilarious when set to Palmer’s catchy riffs. Video and commentary are below.
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Conan, MythBusters, The Dark Lord Among Shorty Award Winners

We had a blast covering the Shorty Awards last night. Hosted by Aasif Mandvi and featuring award presenters Keifer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Stiller and more, it was a night to remember. Twitter aficionados, celebrities and newbies alike gathered to recognize the best 140 character content creators out there. We’ll take a look at some of the winners of this year’s Shorty Awards, and give you the highlights of the night.
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Have Something to Confess? Tweet it to Kiefer

If you’ve got a burning secret that you just have to get off your chest, there’s may be no better man on earth to tell than Kiefer Sutherland. He’s asking for your confessions via Twitter, and if you’ve got something really juicy to share he might even read them on stage at the Shorty Awards, on Monday, March 28th in New York City.
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Shorty Awards Nominations have Closed

Like the Oscars, but for Twitter, the Shorty Awards recognizes the best in 140-character content creation. And now that the nominations have closed, it’s up to the Real-Time Academy to determine who will a Shorty Award in each of the 30 official categories on Award Night, March 28.
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