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Webby Awards Names Decade’s Top Internet Moments

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 CNNABC NewsReutersCBCHuffington PostAFP, 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.

PKPR Client: The Webby Awards

Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award for Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and the mobile Web. Each year’s honors are presented at a gala event that has become famous for its 5-word acceptance speeches. PKPR has represented The Webby Awards since 1997.

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