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HuffPost Reveals First “Game Changers”

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The Huffington Post is on a quest to find its game changers — “100 people who are using new media to reshape their fields and change the world.”

Today, the online pub announced its 10 game changers in its entertainment and green categories. Two more categories will be announced every week for the next five weeks, until all 100 game changers are announced in politics, technology, media, sports, business, style, health and philanthropy & service. Each category is open for readers to vote, with one “Ultimate Game Changer” being picked for each category over the next few weeks.

“New media and the Internet have impacted nearly all aspects of our lives — from the way we elect our president, to the way we select our music, to the way we choose to make a difference in the world,” Arianna Huffington said. “Our Green Game Changers inspire us with the myriad ways they are tapping into the wired world to help protect the planet. The Entertainment Game Changers are using new media to push the creative envelope, deepen their engagement with fans, and revolutionize the ways in which we are entertained.”

The entertainment game changers include Jimmy Fallon, Netflix founder Reed Hastings, Twitter phenom Ashton Kutcher, blogger Nikki Finke, FunnyOrDie.com founders Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Radiohead, Andy Samberg and his comedy team The Lonely Island, Taylor Swift and will.i.am.

Green game changers include Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group, White House garden inspirer Roger Doiron, Treehugger.com founder Graham Hill, Gary Hirshberg of ClimateCounts.org, Annie Leonard, Bill McKibben, actress Isabella Rossellini, David de Rothschild, Carrotmob’s Brent Schulkin and Gavin Starks.

Who will you be voting for?

Meet the HuffPost Game Changers: 100 People Who Are Using New Media to Change the World –Huffington Post

Earlier: Help HuffPost Pick New Media “Game Changers”

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Webby Awards ’07: Beasties, Bowie And Ball Jokes

For all the cute talk about its five-word acceptance speeches, last night’s Webby Awards — the so-called Oscars of the Internet — were long. And we’re not talkin’ real Oscars long — the Webby Awards were longer. To put it in perspective, the five-and-a-half-hour celebration at Cipriani Wall Street was roughly seven minutes longer than the entire Beastie Boys discography — Licensed to Ill-To The 5 Boroughs — and roughly 315 minutes longer than LonelyGirl‘s fame.

Yet the Webby Awards are probably the only place where the founders of YouTube have more red carpet cache (“Chad and Steve won’t be taking any questions tonight, thanks”) than the Beasties (“Ask whatever you want, just no flash photography, please”).

The show was so long, ex-Daily Shower Rob Corddry, the master of ceremonies, passed over a winner who didn’t immediately appear at the podium. “Fuck ‘em,” Corddry said.

The sheer number of speeches rendered most forgettable, but a few stood out: Treehugger founder Graham Hill‘s green advice (“Don’t shit where you eat”); Nick.com’s plea for a future audience (“Have sex, make more kids”); Salon.com’s newspaper diss (“the Pulitzers are history”); NYTimes.com’s Dealbook (“Hey Rupert, we’re available — call”); and CNet, which honored its late editor (“This one’s for James Kim”).

David Bowie, accepting a lifetime achievement Webby, spent a Prince-like minute onstage for his: “I only get five words? Shit, that was five. Four more there. That’s three. Two.”

Oh, very clever, Ziggy Stardust. Very clever indeed.

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