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Shorty Award Voting Is Now Open

Voting has just opened for the Shorty Awards, the fourth annual ceremony honoring the best in social media. Previous winners have included Conan O’Brien, Cory Booker, Suze Orman, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Readers can tweet their nominations for the awards, and there is plenty of room in all the literary categories: Best Author, Best Blogger, and Best Fake Account. In addition, you can nominate your favorite publisher, literary agent or blog for an award by following this Twitter format: “I nominate [Insert Twitter User] for a Shorty Award in #[Insert Category] because…”

Here’s more about the awards: “Every year, millions of people visit the Shorty Awards site to tweet nominations for their favorite social media content creators. All those tweets culminate in a highly anticipated awards ceremony that celebrates the winners in dozens of featured categories, as well as thousands of crowd-sourced community ones. For the second time, the Shorty Awards will also honor the industry’s best agencies, brands, and social media professionals.” (Via Jose Afonso Furtado)

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