The year's best producers of short* activism 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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Top nominees in activism




I nominate @Mernahuana for a Shorty Award in #activism for his determination and commitment to positive social change

I nominate @Mernahuana for a Shorty Award in #activism b/c his courage to tackle de-prohibition and fight for personal justice

I nominate @Mernahuana for a Shorty Award in #humor because...he's Canadian. THAT is funny.




I nominate @grant for #egocentric because my ego knows no bounds :-)

I nominate @grant for a Shorty Award in #activism #politics #asskicking #knitting




I nominate @BJMendelson in the category of #activism because of his amazing work he is doing to fight breast cancer!

@BJMendelson What category for @shortyawards? How about coldest? Naw, sounds bitchy. How about #socialmedia? That would make mama proud.