Webby awards went to every conceivable kind of Web site last night, from Weird to pharmaceuticals. But for 10 million blogs, there was only one category: Blogs. Boing Boing won. Runners up were Flickr, hicksdesign, The SnowSuit Effort, and WorldChanging. My prediction: At next year's awards, blogs will no longer be cloistered in their alternate universe, and will compete with other Web pages in every category.
A few of the five-word acceptance speeches:
Lonely Planet: Love your country; leave it.
Geiko: The gekko ate my speech
Bell Canada: Not bad for Canadians, eh?
Skype: Free speech changes the world
SingingFish: Inspired decline of civilization, indexed.
New Zealand.com: New Zealand: More than Hobbits. (To which host Rob Corddry responded, "You have a lot of sheep, I understand.)