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TED nominated for multiple Webbys, brings home a Shorty Award

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Webby-AwardsThe annual Webby Award nominations are in, and we are thrilled to see our name in this incredibly fascinating mix multiple times. TED has been nominated for six awards – “Online Film & Video: Variety,” “Variety (Channel),” “Events & Live Webcasts,” “Social: Education & Discovery,” “Mobile & Apps: Podcasts,” and “Mobile & Apps: Best Use of Mobile Video.” Meanwhile, TED-Ed has been nominated for “Websites: Education” and “Websites: Best Practices.” And TEDxAmsterdam’s interactive brain, which captured conversations as the event unfolded, has been nominated for “Website: Events.” 

Also exciting: on Monday night, TED’s own Thaniya Keereepart accepted the Shorty Award for “Best Branded YouTube Channel.” The Shorty Awards honor the best in social media, and require all acceptance speeches to be less than 140 characters. Here is ours:

“Spreading ideas takes more than just Twitter. You need a community. Translators! TEDxers! TEDsters: This is for you!”