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Actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis, funny man Stephen Colbert, a blog about sometimes-regrettable text messages and the New York Times' Web site top the list of nominees for the 2010 Webby Awards.
The venerable - at least by Internet standards - awards announced finalists for the honor Tuesday morning. Prizes, decided by judges including Martha Stewart and David Bowie, will be handed out June 14 on the final day of Internet Week in New York.
Other nominees include Twitter, Hulu, The Onion and a video featuring science greats Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking.
CNN.com was nominated in the best practice category.
See a complete list of Webby nominees
The Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet, from serious news sites to silly videos. Nominees are named in four categories: Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and the mobile Web.
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Wikileaks. For showing the World as Americans commit War Crimes in the shooting death of journalists and children. Meet the REAL terrorists.
PJ, what an idiotic remark. You are generalizing a society as terrorists. Even if what you claim actually went down that way then you should say that this specific unit are responsible and should be considered terrorists (ridiculous). It's like someone saying, oh that guy who tried to blow up the plane was from Africa so Africans are terrorists. Grow up and start paying attention to what is really important. There will always be war and there will always be innocents killed in the crossfire and sometimes just in error. Big difference from intentional targeting and killing men, women and children with no military affiliation by means of a suicide vest.
First of all: I think people who take wars for granted need to grow up in the first place!
what you say that it´s normal, when innocents are being killed in a war ??? Remember your thought the next time some "terrorists" launch an attack on the US soil in retaliation (i.e. as consequence ) 4 US dropping bombs in Apac & Iraq and killing civilians on a regular basis (!!!) and calling it "normal".....
BTW: In this video shown on Wikileaks I do not see any "crossfire" coming from the group of people including the two journalists being MURDERD ....It´s looks clearly as an onesided shooting from the US-helicopters to me..
Josh Stieber, one of soldiers belonging to the unit involved in that deliberate killing made an interesting point on Democracynow.org yesterday. He said:
"And I guess as I’ve been thinking about it, not only is it in the military, but it’s even in our general culture. I mean, thinking back to high school, I was taught things like, you know, the atomic bomb wasn’t morally wrong. It might have been strategically questionable, but this idea, even in history class, that, you know, at times it might be necessary to take civilian lives in order to accomplish your overall goals. So I think, as a society, we need to look at these things that put people—or put this mindset or put these ideas in people. And, you know, I think, again, this video is shocking, and we need to ask, how can we take that shock from the video and turn it into something positive? So whether that looks like people shocked by this video talking to their school boards and demanding for peace education classes or something to fix this larger system, rather than just point it on a few individuals. "
GROW UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hulu. Hands down, this was their breakout year – and, like it or not, they are on the front line of the internet revolution.
My vote goes to a piece called Carl Sagan – A Glorious Dawn.
It was posted on Youtube last October and in less than one month, it had gotten over 1 million hits. Now it's well over 3 million and is nominated for a Webby in the video remix/mashup category.
If you haven't seen it yet, it's pretty stunning,
You can give it your vote for the People's Voice Award.
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