The year's best producers of short* science 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 Science Winners and Finalists

There were 5 finalists in this category.

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Top nominees in science

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MarsPhoenix

@MarsPhoenix

I vote for @MarsPhoenix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because I dig Mars!!!!

I vote for @MarsPhoenix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because it's quite useful for those w/out money 4 sci magzs.

I vote for @MarsPhoenix in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because... of it's photographs and discoveries in space

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spacevidcast

@spacevidcast

Last day to vote in shortyawards for @spacevidcast in #science... only about 200 votes to win! LOL

I vote for @spacevidcast in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because they do something that is very hard to do.

I vote for @spacevidcast in #science because... they are the best live space video show on the Internet!

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mlaine

@mlaine

I vote for @mlaine in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because...I like what he is trying to do! Very interesting reading

I vote for @mlaine in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because he's building a space elevator. Nothing better!

I vote for @mlaine in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because solar power is the future!

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sciencebase

@sciencebase

I vote for @sciencebase in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because he got the facts right ;)

I vote for @sciencebase in the Shorties for #science because he asked me nicely :D

I vote for @sciencebase in the Shorties for #science because his sensible science sense is seriously simply super stupendous.

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drkiki

@drkiki

I vote for @drkiki in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because She's hot, and I'm a guy.... OK?

I vote for @drkiki in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because she is HOT!

I vote for @drkiki in the Shorty Awards Finals for #science because...very interesting podcast

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RyInSpace

@RyInSpace

I nominate @RyInSpace in category #science because his commitment to the final frontier totally rocks

I nominate @RyInSpace in category #space because he works diligently, totaly and tirelessly evangelizing any and all to space

I nominate @RyInSpace in category #space because he has what it takes to be an astronaut!

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BadAstronomer

@BadAstronomer

I nominate @BadAstronomer for a Shorty Award in #science because it is an amazing science source and a funny writer

@shortyawards I'm nominating @BadAstronomer for #science so that I can say 'yeah, I know' when my boyfriend tells me he won.

I nominate @BadAstronomer for a Shorty Award in #science because...Well he just PWNS it all

8

glxp

@glxp

I nominate @glxp for a Shorty Award in #space because at least someone is trying to ensure a future for humanity

I nominate @glxp for a Shorty Award in #science because... they will forever change space as we know it!

I nominate @glxp for a Shorty Award in #science because...they are AWESOME

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scifri

@scifri

I nominate @scifri for a Shorty Award in #science because they make science info accessible for lay ppl.

I nominate @scifri for a Shorty Award in #science because i look forward to science friday every week!

I nominate @scifri for a Shorty Award in #science because they pointed me to this story http://bit.ly/sEvpa Now I'm scared

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chrishaas

@chrishaas

I nominate @chrishaas for a Shorty Award in #science because he makes bold scientifically testable predictions.

I nominate @chrishaas for a Shorty Award in #science.

I nominate @chrishaas for a Shorty Award in #science for his eerie, eerie predictions.

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PEP010

@PEP010

I nominate @PEP010 for a Shorty Award in #science because she make the News interesting.

@shortyawards #science @PEP010 because she works hard, is courteous, clean (but not the house!), thrifty & quirky--errr, nutty.

@shortyawards #science @PEP010 -- top notch NASA Examiner who has the inside scoop on everything space.

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ohmyscience

@ohmyscience

I nominate @ohmyscience for a Shorty Award in #science because it's cool and stuff. :)

I nominate @ohmyscience for a Shorty Award in #science because... they put the science back into bible stories

I nominate @ohmyscience for a Shorty Award in #science because it is a great idea and fun

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peggyolson

@peggyolson

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because she puts the sterling in Sterling Cooper.

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because meow, meow, meow, meow, etc.

I vote for @peggyolson in the Shorty Awards Finals for #advertising because Peggy Rocks, Dammit!

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symtym

@symtym

I nominate @symtym for a Shorty Award in #health because he's a sharp interrogator and never shies from a good debate ;)

I nominate @symtym in #health cause he knows an awful lot about medicine, health & web2.0 and he is always willing 2 share it.

[-O] @shortyawards I nominate @symtym in category #science cause he knows an awful lot about medicine & web .. http://tinyurl.com/8wtdvf

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adlerskywatch

@adlerskywatch

Only a few days left to vote for @adlerskywatch for #science in the Shorty Awards. Please? It's easy... http://www.shortyawards.com/about/

I nominate @adlerskywatch for a Shorty Award in #education because its so dang informative!

I nominate @adlerskywatch for a Shorty Award in #nonprofits because...it's everything I hope to be in a twitter feed! :)

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cosmos4u

@cosmos4u

I nominate @cosmos4u for a Shorty Award in #space because his updates on astronomy and space news are so helpful.

I nominate @cosmos4u for a Shorty Award in #science because... thats what science-tweets should be

I nominate @cosmos4u for a Shorty Award in #science because he keeps me in up-to-the-second SCIENCE and I love that!

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alexismadrigal

@alexismadrigal

I vote for @alexismadrigal in the Shorty Awards Finals for #green because he is entertaining and informative.

I vote for @alexismadrigal in the Shorty Awards Finals for #green

I vote for @alexismadrigal in the Shorty Awards Finals for #green because...he braves the high seas in pursuit of the cause.

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NASAWatch

@NASAWatch

I nominate @NASAWatch for a Shorty Award in #science because...its worth my time. All the NASA, all the time.

I nominate @NASAWatch for a Shorty Award in #science because...it gets the news out before anyone else does

I nominate @NASAWatch for a Shorty Award in #science because... it provides NASA news first you won't find anywhere else

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etacar11

@etacar11

I nominate @etacar11 for a Shorty Award in #science because...she offers a unique astronomy perspective (non-male) to her ...

I want to nominate @etacar11 for the #science Shorty Award for the space & astronomy news she posts

I nominate @etacar11 in the #science category for all the awesome astronomy info she shares via her tweets!

20

adbert

@adbert

I vote for @adbert in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because...his knowledge, ability and flair is unsurpassed

I vote for @adbert in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music cause this guy never found a song he won't play, just like the bunny

I vote for @adbert in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because...his tweets are the best!

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lsmarshall

@lsmarshall

I nominate @lsmarshall for a Shorty Award in #science because... she is a rockstar

@shortyawards @lsmarshall for #science. She knows what she's talking about. Or she pretends to.

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TranquilMammoth

@TranquilMammoth

I vote for @TranquilMammoth in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because... he is the best bass player that ever bassed.

I vote for @TranquilMammoth in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because he runs fast.

I vote for @TranquilMammoth in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because he's legit.

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geosteph

@geosteph

I nominate @geosteph for a Shorty Award in #science because she knows what she's talking about and says it in a fun way

I nominate @geosteph for a Shorty Award in #education because...she's a scientific genius girl w/ knack to help others know!

I nominate @geosteph for a Shorty Award in #science because, what,are you kidding? She's really smart with the Space and Rocks

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DrCris

@DrCris

I nominate @DrCris for a Shorty Award in #science because I learn a lot from her posts and they make me laugh!

@DrCris thanks, @shortyawards I nominate @DrCris for a Shorty Award in #science because...excellence in health, medical and mac reporting

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drmani

@drmani

I nominate @drmani in the #selfless category for his performing dozens of FREE heart surgeries a year for poor children.

I nominate @drmani for a Shorty Award in #personal because...he understands how to use Twitter to raise money for children.

I nominate @drmani for a Shorty Award in #nonprofits because of his passion for his call

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