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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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AFP - http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hHeAbd-BkQessHiu1gQJwW29sDPg

BusinessWeek - http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2009/02/seven_twitter_a.html

Centre Daily Times - http://www.centredaily.com/business/technology/story/1111374.html

CNN.com - http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/02/12/nasa.twitter/ and http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/02/12/twitter.shorty.awards/index.html

CNBC.com - http://www.cnbc.com/id/29163055

Conde Nast Portfolio - http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/the-tech-observer/2009/02/12/first-bytes-twitter-startups-gmail-microsoft?addComment=true

Contentinople - http://www.contentinople.com/author.asp?section_id=655&doc_id=171999

Direct Traffic Media (UK)- http://news.directtrafficmedia.co.uk/Twestival_acts_global,_thinks_local_to_raise_1m_521371050739.html

Editor & Publisher - http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003941037

Epicurious.com - http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor/2009/02/qa-with-twitter.html

Financial Times - http://blogs.ft.com/techblog/2009/02/twitters-short-order-of-merit/

Gawker.com - http://gawker.com/5152131/hyperactive-twitterers-cant-politely-watch-own-awards

GCN.com - http://gcn.com/articles/2009/02/12/nasa-twitter-award.aspx

The Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/feb/11/twitter-shorty-awards

Journalism.co.uk - http://blogs.journalism.co.uk/editors/2009/02/12/breakingnewson-wins-a-shorty-award/

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (TX) - http://lubbockonline.com/stories/021309/col_387448043.shtml

Media Post - http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=100227

MediaPost - http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=100189

MetroMix - http://newyork.metromix.com/events/photogallery/snap-judgment-2009-shorty/955675/photo/all

MTV - http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/02/12/mc-hammer-afis-hunter-burgan-celebrate-twitter-mania-at-shorty-awards/

NASA.com - http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/feb/HQ_09-029_Twitter_award.html

NBC New York - http://www.nbcnewyork.com/around_town/the_scene/Short-and-Tweet.html

New York Times - http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/the-scene-at-the-twitter-awards-chatter/

Network World - http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/020909-twitter-random-things.html?hpg1=bn

New York Magazine - http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2009/02/media.html

PC World - http://www.pcworld.com/article/159497/twitter_clickjacking_attack_causes_postawards_annoyance.html

Pelpina's Picks (TX) - http://www.the33tv.com/pages/content_landing_page/?Pelpinas-Picks-Sites-for-Twitterers=1&blockID=212012&feedID=460

PSFK.com - http://www.psfk.com/2009/02/event-shorty-awards-tweet.html

Reuters - http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/13/tweeters-as-editors-sources-merchants/

SearchViews (NY) - http://www.searchviews.com/index.php/archives/2009/02/social-media-shorty-awards-%E2%80%93-twittering-in-3-d.php

Tech.Blorge (Australia) - http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2009/02/12/nasa-among-winners-at-first-twitter-awards/

Time Out New York - http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/tonyblog/2009/02/tony-shorty-awards-winners-presenters-and-omg-space-man/

The Wall Street Journal - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123435724633872715.html

The Wall Street Journal - http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/02/11/live-twittering-the-shorty-awards/

Valley Sun - http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2009/02/12/news/lnws-quickhits212.txt

VatorNews - http://vator.tv/news/show/2009-02-12-upside-to-shorty-awards-short-speeches

Village Voice - http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2009/02/shorty_awards_h.php

Wired's Blog "Epicenter" - http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/02/shorty-award-wi.html