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Who would be your Webby winner?

April 13th, 2010
02:26 PM ET

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.

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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.

We want to know what you think.

What are some of your favorite websites? Is there a silly viral video that you think was left off the list?

Please leave your comments below and remember to include where you're writing from.

Filed under:  General

Monday's Connector: Usher

April 13th, 2010
12:33 PM ET

He is an American R&B singer who has won five Grammy Awards, runs his own label and company and is one of the most influential musicians in the world.

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Usher got his start in the music business when he appeared on the US talent show “Star Search” when he was 13 years old. His performance on the show eventually earned him a contract with LaFace Records.

Usher's first Grammy nomination was for best male R&B vocal performance for "You Make Me Wanna".

In 2002, Usher won his first Grammy award for "U Remind Me" and the year after Usher won the same award for his song "U Don't have to Call".

Usher is only the third artist to have achieved this double win, alongside Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder.

In March 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album "Raymond v. Raymond."

In addition to his musical work, Usher has an extensive base of philanthropic work as well.

Usher founded "New Look" which is a charitable organization which focuses on "providing young people with a new look on life through education and real-world experiences".

Usher is also joining President Bill Clinton as a panelist at the third Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fl. Usher will be at President Clinton’s CGI U event on behalf of Usher’s New Look, which empowers young people to become global and corporate leaders.  Usher and President Clinton previously partnered at the Clinton Global Initiative event in September 2009 to launch Powered By Service, a call to action through Usher’s New Look to provide $500 grants to support youth led service initiatives.

Here's your chance to send in your questions and comments to Usher. .

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