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Look at the Webby Awards getting more and more irrelevant

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 20, 2004

Look at the Webby Awards getting more and more irrelevant.

Reader comments

JessiApr 20, 2004 at 12:49PM

I think it’s just a ‘how many categories can you think of’ contest…

rgApr 20, 2004 at 1:22PM

“thousands of sites submitted” times $120 entry fee …

dahlApr 20, 2004 at 1:58PM

i understand that they want to include sites that people actually use on occasion, but i don’t really think that friendster, with its hour load times, deserves to be nominated.

monkeyinaboxApr 20, 2004 at 2:31PM

What? No kottke.org? It’s a sham!!!!

Matt HaugheyApr 20, 2004 at 4:05PM

They’re not too bad on the whole. The personal category is just dreck though. Of the ones that would load for me, they were mostly just bad flash experiments with jumpy menus and almost no content. The baby site was just a jumpy nav plus badly photoshoped images. I know there are plenty of non-blog personal sites worth considering in this category, I wonder if no one entered.

ScottApr 20, 2004 at 4:42PM

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to win a Webby. In the last two years or so, I’ve realized that the Webby is nothing more than a footnote on someone’s resume, and a paper weight.

Oh well. At least it’s a creative looking paper weight.

AndrewApr 20, 2004 at 5:34PM

Meetup.com is a political site, eh?

CraniacApr 20, 2004 at 8:08PM

It’s like browsing through someone’s old list of bookmarks. I wonder if they’re making much money?

I’d say they are less relevant, to be sure.

Subzero BlueApr 21, 2004 at 6:39AM

I quit giving the webby awards any importance for a while now, they just keep getting worse and more irrelevant.

WalterApr 21, 2004 at 7:30AM

I’m still waiting for www.the-dreamers.com to load.
Oh wait it’s just loaded…hmmm… flash animation.
How can a webpage that takes 30 seconds to load, be considered for a webby award ?

MikeApr 21, 2004 at 7:56AM

You mean the Webby’s were once relevant?

thomasApr 21, 2004 at 10:34AM

Irrelevant = not the sites I would have chosen.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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