Webby Winners- Social Networking Class – Reviewed

This contest spans nations and industries, awarding the best use of digital to the deserving. Under the section of ‘Social Networking’ the following winners have been announced:

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Webby Award Winner Agency/Credited Organization
DiggDigg
http://www.digg.com/
Digg
People’s Voice Winner
DiggDigg
http://www.digg.com/
Digg
Nominees
BakeSpace.comBakeSpace.com
http://www.bakespace.com/
BakeSpace Inc
BirdpostBirdpost
http://www.birdpost.com/
Birdpost
DiggDigg
http://www.digg.com/
Digg
FlockFlock
http://www.flock.com/
UnigoUnigo
http://www.unigo.com/
Unigo / Deepend New York / GotCoders

Digg – No introductions needed for this. Kevin Rose and co GET social bookmarking. Started as an experiment in 2004 and now has 27million unique users. not sure why it has won this year? Possibly in recognition of its newly released ‘Digg Bar’.

Bakespace – What it says on the URL- a hub for recipies and general food conversation. Includes a ‘mentors’ feature for advice as well as the usual forums, blogs and other web 2.0 stuff.

Birdpost – I’m going to tell my dad about this one. He’s a twitcher, and I don’t mean that with any dis-respect. This is one of those rare things- a website derived from a real need/demand. Bird watchers can utilse Goggle Maps to geotag sightings as well as to search for other user’s sightings. It allows users to create online lists and share – all thats good about social networking, sharing shared interests.

Also available as an i-phone app. Which is good.

Flock – The social web browser. Powered by Mozilla Firefox, this browser allows you to aggregate your online friends in one neat place. sounds like a great idea but I downloaded this last year and found that I never really used it. Maybe I just didn’t get it…otherwise it wouldn’t have been nominated for a Webby this and won one last year (2008)?

Unigo – College Reviews By College Students. In America. So gets a big fat ‘n/a’. Looks good though for when it does eventually cross the pond.
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One thought on “Webby Winners- Social Networking Class – Reviewed

  1. Hi – this is Babette from BakeSpace. Thank for your post on this years nominees. We appreciate the kind words.

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