Look at the Webby Awards getting more and more irrelevant  APR 20 2004

Look at the Webby Awards getting more and more irrelevant.

There are 13 reader comments

Jessi49 20 200412:49PM

I think it's just a 'how many categories can you think of' contest...

rg22 20 2004 1:22PM

"thousands of sites submitted" times $120 entry fee ...

dahl58 20 2004 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.

monkeyinabox31 20 2004 2:31PM

What? No kottke.org? It's a sham!!!!

Matt Haughey05 20 2004 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.

Scott42 20 2004 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.

Andrew34 20 2004 5:34PM

Meetup.com is a political site, eh?

Craniac08 20 2004 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 Blue39 21 2004 6:39AM

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

Walter30 21 2004 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 ?

Mike56 21 2004 7:56AM

You mean the Webby's were once relevant?

thomas34 21 200410:34AM

Irrelevant = not the sites I would have chosen.

Ben14 22 200412:14PM

Ooh snap, Jason.

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

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