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Webby Awards [Jul. 19th, 2001|12:15 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Well, won some Webbies. Kinda. In my interview with Sam Donaldson he told me I won two of the People's Choice awards but it was never announced during the show and we never got a physical trophy or anything.

There seemed to be a lot of anti-LiveJournal sentiment going around. Talked to Evan Williams of Blogger.com for awhile... seems like a cool guy. Talked to Craig of CraigsList.com. Saw Dancing Paul. (people were getting pictures with him... too bad I didn't bring my camera)

Cool people that won: Google. The Onion.

People that lost that I thought would win: Blogger. PayPal. I feel kinda bad that they didn't win... I was really expecting them both to, and then we won the awards for their categories in the People's Voice. *shrug*

Microsoft Windows Update got booed --- twice. Once when they were announced and once even more when they won the award. I felt sorry for the Microsoft guy that had to go pick up the award after they got the only boo-ing in the show.

The show was pretty neat... really artsy. They spent a lot of time with these little shows that could've been better if they were half as long. They said that due to time constraints they could only announce half of the People's Choice Awards so they asked the audience (tons of people) to yell out the categories to announce. Seemed suspicious... there was plenty of time to announce them, especially since the three they did announce took about 4 seconds each, and 7 seconds or so waiting to make sense of what people in the audience were shouting. (I think they were going to announce the same 3 categories regardless of what people were yelling...)

Oh well... we won the awards.

Other things that kinda sucked: 1) left my cellphone at Mark's so I couldn't call the guy from HotOrNot.com and meet up with him at the party. 2) the party was way too crowded (all 5 floors of it) so we left.

Going to watch some Southpark now and go to bed. Flight leaves for Seattle tomorrow morning at 9... Blythe's picking me up at 11.

Did some cool LiveJournal work on the flight down. I'm trying to finish up all my 90% completed projects. Having too many unfinished projects stresses me out, especially when they're so close to being done.

Mark's four cats love me. One's sitting on my lap now while I type watching the screen. It licks my finger every so often... I think it wants to type.

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[User Picture]From: jaebird
2001-07-19 12:34 am (UTC)

Web kitties

:( I kinda feel bad for Evan Williams. He was probably just trying to do the same thing that everyone was trying to do for livejournal.
^-^ Mark has four cats? What are their names? :) so cute, any calicos?
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[User Picture]From: insomnia
2001-07-19 01:03 am (UTC)

Re: Web kitties

Blixa, Neko, Tobias J. Catt Esq., and Butterscotch. See here for pictures.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-07-19 12:48 am (UTC)
Thank god you found a computer. I needed my fix.
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[User Picture]From: delusionalangel
2001-07-19 12:49 am (UTC)
Oh so I can freely admit that I thought PayPal would beat LJ? *smirk*

Anyway - there may be a lot of anti-LJ comments going around but a lot of us are proud and excited for you and everyone else involved. Besides, I don't think winning the awards is as sweet as how many people did step forward to show their support.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-07-19 05:30 pm (UTC)
I voted for PayPal, not for LiveJournal. :-)
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[User Picture]From: fabulous
2001-07-19 01:03 am (UTC)


Yuo are the best!
Creat thanks!
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[User Picture]From: tsutton
2001-07-19 01:10 am (UTC)
I have to admit that I thought Paypal would win the Services, but congrs!
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[User Picture]From: billiam
2001-07-19 01:11 am (UTC)
this bud's fo you buddy!

(an i don't mean beer)
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[User Picture]From: ceriselle
2001-07-19 01:20 am (UTC)
What do you get then for winning? A solid gold laptop (which would be quite useless, but probably work better than my computer)? A huge cash prize?
(psst- yay anyway :) )
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[User Picture]From: thesis
2001-07-19 01:31 am (UTC)
Heartest congratulations � two thumbs up! And thanks a lot!
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[User Picture]From: brit_will
2001-07-19 01:51 am (UTC)

i think you jus get publicity

or at least a link from the webbies website(!) see if the number of new accounts increases a little over the next few days, and then you'll know.

its a bit bad that they didnt at least read off a list of the people's choice winners in the show.

anyway, glad you guys won something. take it as a pat on the back, a "well done" and "thankyou" from the world at large and smile :)
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2001-07-19 06:47 am (UTC)

Re: i think you jus get publicity

Also possible might be a listing of winners in various newspapers across the country. We'll have to see.
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[User Picture]From: tarlia
2001-07-19 03:01 am (UTC)
I was hoping to see you in the webcast but unfortunately work overruled me watching the whole Webby. I caught snatches of it throughout the morning. ^_^ *worships technology*

It's great that we won two categories (I saw that on the website while half-listening to the pre-award interviews) and I'm one of those surprised that Blogger didn't win anything.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2001-07-19 03:03 am (UTC)

Probably quite good that we didn't get a big mention from the point of view that our non-fast servers weren't particularly happy before a massive amount of people rush to our site to check it out. At least it should be staggered now as people come and browse the site as I just did. (I was asleep during the awards!)

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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2001-07-19 03:13 am (UTC)
Congrats on the awards.

Well done.
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[User Picture]From: beardoc
2001-07-19 03:16 am (UTC)
I was wondering, was that anti-LiveJournal sentiment coming from the Webbies organisers at all?

I'm intrigued to know if the fact that they didn't want to announce all the People's Voice awards because the People had actually given them a site in two different categories that the Academy wasn't even considering.

And I wonder if, as a result, the People's Voice will be changed next year - like to prevent write-in candidates. I'm sure they didn't expect a young upstart site to garner enough support to take it out!

But congratulations, Brad. A job well done. Hopefully this will get the site the exposure, and along with it, corporate interest in installing LiveJournal servers.

Are you planning to submit LiveJournal again for consideration for the 2002 Webbies in September this year?
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[User Picture]From: nighthawk
2001-07-19 03:21 am (UTC)
Big time congrats on the awards, Brad, you've earned them. :)
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From: ex_druid210
2001-07-19 03:43 am (UTC)
YAY! Go Brad!
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