The year's best producers of short* humor content

*140 characters or less, on Twitter

The Shorty Awards honors the year's best content producers on Twitter.

The first annual Shorty Awards Ceremony was held on February 11, 2009. Read what the press had to say about it and watch video from the night. Get news about next year's awards and who to follow on Twitter by joining the email list, subscribing to the blog, or following @ShortyNews on Twitter.

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Shorty Awards Humor Winners and Finalists

There were 5 finalists in this category.

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Top nominees in humor

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sockington

@sockington

I vote for @sockington in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because...Ana Marie Cox told me to.

I vote for @sockington in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he's a CAT!

I vote for @sockington in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because... His postings make me smile :-)

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DarthVader

@DarthVader

I vote for @DarthVader in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he cracks me up.

I vote for @DarthVader in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he's funny

I vote for @DarthVader in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor based on merit and not because he's cutting off my oxygen supply

3

joeschmitt

@joeschmitt

If for nothing else, OMG THE HAIR. http://tinyurl.com/1987joeid ShortyAwards Finals.@joeschmitt. #humor. hair. 80s. Did.I.Mention.His.Hair.

I vote for @joeschmitt in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because nobody should lose to a doofus

I vote for @joeschmitt in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he asked me for my vote.

4

charlestrippy

@charlestrippy

I vote for @charlestrippy in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because... i love him

I vote for @charlestrippy in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because...he is awesomely hilarious =]

I vote for @charlestrippy in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because... he smells like poop

5

FakeSarahPalin

@FakeSarahPalin

I vote for @FakeSarahPalin in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he was funny and I know who he is

I vote for @FakeSarahPalin in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because she made me laugh all the way to the voting booth!

I vote for @FakeSarahPalin in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because she's almost as funny as Real Sarah Palin.

6

starslip

@starslip

I nominate @starslip for a Shorty Award in #humor because Kris Straub's comic and twitter microfiction are the best I've seen.

I nominate @starslip for a Shorty Award in #humor because... he is pure awesome funny contained in a single human being

I nominate @starslip for a Shorty Award in #humor because... Well who wouldn't? Hardest working man in webcomics.

7

ShawnElliott

@ShawnElliott

I recommend @ShawnElliott in the Shorty Award category #education because I am crazy enough to think that this is "education".

I recommend @ShawnElliott in the Shorty Award category #random because he makes me think, scream, ponder and laugh.

I recommend @ShawnElliott in the Shorty Award category #random because... he's got some damn good links

8

stephenfry

@stephenfry

I vote for @stephenfry in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because...he entertains with wit and originality and ...

I vote for @stephenfry in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because he brightens my day w/ his witticisms and la ...

I vote for @stephenfry in the Shorty Awards Finals for #entertainment because his L-literation experiment today was LOL.

9

hotdogsladies

@hotdogsladies

I recommend @hotdogsladies in the Shorty Award category #humor because...his humor is undeniably brilliant.

I nominate @hotdogsladies for a Shorty Award in #sellingfuckingcameras because...I can.

I nominate @hotdogsladies for a Shorty Award in #humor because...I spelt it wrong the fist tiem.

10

martinsargent

@martinsargent

I vote for @martinsargent in the Shorty Awards Finals for #weird because dude is straight weird by nature.

I vote for @martinsargent in the Shorty Awards Finals for #weird because he's kooky.

I vote for @martinsargent in the Shorty Awards Finals for #weird because he makes me think of whalepoop

11

briancarter

@briancarter

I nominate @briancarter for a #humor award because he is straight up a rope hilarious!

I nominate @briancarter for a #humor award because he is so funny!

I nominate @briancarter in category #humor because his tweets and blogs frequently make me lol.

12

Mike_FTW

@Mike_FTW

I nominate @Mike_FTW for a Shorty Award in #worthy_opponent because http://bit.ly/1628nB

I nominate @Mike_FTW for a shorty in #humor because he once did my laundry without me even asking (or knowing) him

I nominate @Mike_FTW in #humor because he paid me $10 to do so. That's how much this award means to him.

13

Badbanana

@Badbanana

I nominate @Badbanana for a Shorty Award in #humor because his Tweets always crack me up--his dry sense of humor is hilarious!

I nominate @Badbanana for a Shorty Award in #humor . I had to look up the word "droll" just now. He is. But he's not sardonic.

I nominate @Badbanana for a Shorty Award in #humor because he makes me laugh.

14

TheBloggess

@TheBloggess

I recommend @TheBloggess in the Shorty Award category #humor because... hentai for the win.

I nominate @TheBloggess for a Shorty Award in #humor because she makes me ROFLMAO

I nominate @TheBloggess in category #weird. I don't get her!

15

fireland

@fireland

I recommend @fireland in the Shorty Award category #humor, I guess bc I'm a rebel and want to write in a candidate.

I recommend @fireland in the Shorty Award category #humor because... well... because he's funny.

I nominate @fireland for a Shorty Award in #humor because he makes me laugh.

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fakejohnmccain

@fakejohnmccain

I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because he gave me the phrase "Jesus Christ on a runaway speedboa

[-O] @shortyawards I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because I wish he were as funny n.. http://tinyurl.com/5gjwu9

I nominate @fakejohnmccain for a Shorty Award in #humor because I wish he were as funny now as he was during the election.

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JhonenV

@JhonenV

I vote for @JhonenV in the Shorty Awards Finals for #humor because he always makes me laugn with his funy tweets

I recommend @JhonenV in the Shorty Award category #evilgenius because he won't like it very much if I do.

I nominate @JhonenV for a Shorty Award in #education because... I have a lot of respect for the guy and his work inspires me.

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StephanieInCA

@StephanieInCA

I vote for @StephanieInCA in the SAF for #yourcategory because... I've repeatedly spit my tea out laughing at her posts.

I nominate @StephanieInCA for a Shorty Award in #humor because...she is funny as all GET-OUT!!

I nominate @StephanieInCA for a Shorty Award in #humor because otherwise she'll put me on a train.

19

CarmanAvenue

@CarmanAvenue

I nominate @CarmanAvenue for a Shorty Award in #humor because he didn't Rickroll me. Today.

I nominate @CarmanAvenue for a Shorty Award in #humor because he didn't Rickroll me. Today.

I nominate @CarmanAvenue for a Shorty Award in #humor because he didn't Rickroll me. Today. (That's worth an award, I think.)

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officemate

@officemate

@officemate I'm going to forgive that one..only b/c you were so diligent with the #promqueen shortyawards..which never showed up! LOL *hugs*

I nominate @officemate for a Shorty Award in #humor because he will vote for me in music. =P

I nominate @officemate for a Shorty Award in #humor because...Well, just look at the SOB.

21

onthefringe

@onthefringe

I recommend @onthefringe in the Shorty Award category #humor The guy cracks me up, very relevant humor!

I nominate @onthefringe for the #funniestceo award because he is the funniest CEO I have ever read.

I nominate @onthefringe in category #makesmyday because I never see a tweet from him that doesn't make me laugh!

22

MatchesMalone

@MatchesMalone

@MatchesMalone It's only cool if it was the first year. Besides, with my luck I will be the Susan Lucci of the @shortyawards. #bullshit

I nominate @MatchesMalone for a Shorty Award in #humor because...he is a super funny guy! You should vote too! I did!

I nominate @MatchesMalone for a Shorty Award in #humor because...he bribed me w/ passes to the Magic Castle! ;)

23

zeldman

@zeldman

I vote for @zeldman in the Shorty Awards Finals for #design because he's an O.W., Original Webstah.

I vote for @zeldman in the Shorty Awards Finals for #design because Zeldman is one of the best

I vote for @zeldman in the Shorty Awards Finals for #design because... blue beanies ROCK!

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TheDudeDean

@TheDudeDean

I vote for @TheDudeDean in the Shorty Awards Finals for #tech because I am a bad mofo wallet owner and I didn't buy any tweets

I vote for @TheDudeDean in the Shorty Awards Finals for #tech because he's amazing at SEO

I vote for @TheDudeDean in #tech because he asked. And asked.

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howardlindzon

@howardlindzon

@howardlindzon @shortyawards I vote for @stocktwits in the Shorty Awards Finals for #finance because they are golden group LOL.

I nominate @@howardlindzon for the best #stockpicks

I nominate @howardlindzon for a shorty award in #humor because his tweets always make me laugh

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