Webby Awards Names Decade’s Top Internet Moments

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 20, 2009

Capping a decade dominated by the Internet, The Webby Awards this week released its list of the ten most influential Internet moments of the 2000s.

From the 2001 demise of Napster sparking a wave of innovation that transformed entertainment to the 2009 Iranian election protests demonstrating the power of Twitter and other social network in reshaping democracy, the list spotlights a diverse mix of pivotal Internet milestones that defined the first decade of the 21st century. Other highlights of the Webby survey include Craigslist expanding outside of San Francisco (2000), Google’s IPO (2004), Facebook opening up to non-college students (2006), and the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

PKPR secured coverage of the list far and wide, including CNN, ABC News, Reuters, CBC, Huffington Post, AFP, and Los Angeles Times. The list has been retweeted on Twitter more than 3000 times, reaching millions of people around the world and sparking widespread debate on the list.  Many outlets - from the Sydney Morning Herald to the CBC - are inviting their readers to submit their own favorite Web milestones.

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