Open Web Awards – Lets Have Some Action

Written on November 29, 2007 – 4:23 pm | by Andy Beard |

Nominations are now closed! – To vote for your favourite see here

Open Web AwardsThe Open Web Awards are now open for nominations until the 6th December, and this stage of the proceeding is quite open plan.

The current 30 blogging partners (increasing daily) have been provided with a list of categories to accept nominations for, and it is down to each blog to decide how to proceed with collecting nominations, whether to make individual posts for each category, or to handle things from a single post.

Voting will take place in a much more refined manner.

  1. Mainstream and Large Scale Networks
  2. Applications and Widgets
  3. Social News and Social Bookmarking
  4. Social Search
  5. Sports and Fitness
  6. Photo Sharing
  7. Video Sharing
  8. Start Pages
  9. Places and Events
  10. Music
  11. Social Shopping
  12. Mobile
  13. Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks

I have already posted about this on my solo blog with an emphasis on blogging tools and widgets, but so far I have had a very lacklustre response.

Emphasis here is going to be placed on other categories, but that doesn’t restrict you nominating in multiple categories and you are allowed to make nominations on multiple blogs taking part, so you make the same nominations here, on my solo blog, and on the other 28 blogs taking part, though some may have less friendly guidelines.

  • Has the exponential growth of Sphinn impressed you?
  • Are you a Stumbleupon addict?
  • Are you Stirring it up on Mixx?
  • Are you a devout (or immoral) Digger?

We just can’t stick to social news however, don’t forget how important Facebook, Twitter, Pownce etc are becoming in your daily online lives

How do you fire up your day?

  • IGoogle
  • MyYahoo
  • Netvibes
  • Pageflakes?

How To Nominate

We are going to make this easy to avoid multiple comments

I am going to allow up to 3 nominations for each category, just add an additional line with a nomination if you want to nominate say more that one widget or niche social network.

Just because someone else has already nominated a site doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also nominate it. If they end up with nominations for 100s of different widgets, I am sure there will have to be some filtering, so your additional votes will be important.


I have made it easy to copy and paste the code.

If you don’t want to nominate a service for a particular category, then just delete the line.

Don’t forget you can also nominate again over on my solo blog, and elsewhere.

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  1. 34 Responses to “Open Web Awards – Lets Have Some Action”

  2. By Lizi on Nov 29, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    Copenda – – (Social Search)

    Copenda is a revolutionary social people search engine that allows people to search for their soul mate or new friends in social networks and dating web sites. Copenda uniquely integrates an innovative user interface with dating site features such as personality search and social network features such as ranking, comments and tagging.

  3. By dave on Nov 29, 2007 | Reply

    My nominations:

    Digg – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)

    Yes a lot of non-news make it to its frontpage but if something gets over 2,000 diggs it must be worth checking it out!

    Wikipedia Random Article – – (Start Pages)

    Perhaps the best way to learn something new everytime you surf the Internet for mindless pursuits.

    The Thinking Blog – – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    Not sure if I could nominate this since it’s a blog but I’d like to think of it as a social network where “thinkers” come and share their knowledge.

  4. By Andy Beard on Nov 29, 2007 | Reply

    Dave I am not going to be restricting based upon perceived notions of what qualifies to be part of the Open Web, and have had a few nominations of blogs on my own blog.
    If Ilker can get lots of nominations, I think it will be well deserved.

  5. By Rob Bell on Nov 29, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations

    MyBlogLog – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    Flickr – – (Photo Sharing)
    BTPodshow – – (Video Sharing)
    My Yahoo – – (Start Pages)
    Adlandpro – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

  6. By BillyWarhol on Nov 29, 2007 | Reply

    1) Google + Gmail

    2) + + + Flickr Flash + Zeitgeist Badge Widgets

    6) Photo Sharing – Still thee Shining Light of the Web2.0 Universe! + Overlooked Social Network that puts MySpace + Facebook etc. to shame* ;)) It is also a Fabulous place for All Bloggers to Post Amazing Photographs + Visual Images to their Blog Quickly + Easily!! Again putting PhotoBucket + ImageShack in the also ran categories*

    7) Brilliant Videos!!

    10) +

    I’m not sure what Category + fall into? Blog Networking & Best Way for Small Bloggers to Increase Traffic + Tons of Great Info + Interesting People + Blogs to Read*

    I also love

    Cheers Everybody! Billy ;))


  7. By BillyWarhol on Nov 29, 2007 | Reply

    I fergot for Searching Movies

    + is an awesome Source of Info!!


  8. By Ann on Nov 29, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations

    Blog Catalog – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)

    Andy Beard: Niche Marketing – and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

  9. By Tad Chef on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    Can we as bloggers of this blog nominate ourselves?

  10. By Michael on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    Hey, don’t forget about Sivatar!


  11. By Eric on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    Nominate – Social search – copenda ,

  12. By Adam on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    The Periodic Label: The Open Source Record Label – – (Music)

    The Periodic Label is somewhere between COLLECTIVE and COLLECTOR. Between SCIENCE and ART. Between YOURS and OURS. We’ve spent our lives making mix tapes for friends and strangers, because how else would they realize how much ass those songs kick? And now we’re giving you music for free, because we think you need to hear it.

  13. By Chris on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations

    Blogcatalog – – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    Blogsrecord – – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    Blogcompetition – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)

  14. By Andy Beard on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    Tad, I don’t think we are allowed to nominate anyone, because in the later rounds we in some way become judges.

  15. By Mark Stoneman on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    my nomination:

    Blog Catalog at

    They’re the first social networking site that made sense to me, and I didn’t even join for social networking.

  16. By JMorris on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    MyBlogLog – – (Applications and Widgets)
    StumbleUpon – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    Sphinn – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    flikr – – (Photo Sharing)
    YouTube – – (Video Sharing)
    Google Apps – – (Start Pages)
    Pandora – – (Music)

  17. By Carla on Nov 30, 2007 | Reply

    I saw your comment on MyBlogLog and I wanted to nominate MyBlogLog rocks. I guess I should follow the directions on how to do so.

  18. By Ade on Dec 1, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    Smashing Darling – – (Social Shopping)

  19. By tsachi on Dec 1, 2007 | Reply

    Nominate – Social search – copenda ,

  20. By Roi on Dec 1, 2007 | Reply

    Nominate – Social search – copenda

  21. By Melody on Dec 1, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations are…
    MyBlogLog – (Applications and Widgets)
    StumbleUpon – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    Propeller – – (Social Search)
    flikr – – (Photo Sharing)
    YouTube – – (Video Sharing)
    Netvibes – – (Start Pages)
    iTunes – – (Music) For the podcasts & radio
    Wists – – (Social Shopping)
    Utterz – – (Mobile)& audio
    Twitter – – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    I can’t believe I belong to all these sites and many more!

  22. By Dane Morgan on Dec 2, 2007 | Reply

    BlogCatalog (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    This should be interesting to monitor. I know that I for one don’t use social networks nearly as much or or as well as I should. I recently gave in and registered at sphinn, though I’ve yet to submit a story. I have a couple accounts at that I use for various niches I’m in. I simply don’t have time for more than one really involved community, and for me that has come down to BlogCatalog for a number of reasons, mostly selfish, I am compelled to admit. I’m too much a fan of Adam Smith, I suppose.

  23. By Jolly Green Girl on Dec 2, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    Blogcatalog – – (Applications and Widgets)
    StumbledUpon – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    Hugg – – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks) User-submitted Green News

  24. By Corey on Dec 3, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    MindTouch Deki Wiki-
    (Applications and Widgets)

    Stumble Upon – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)

    Lijit – – (Social Search)

    Flickr (Photo Sharing)

    Viddler – (Video Sharing)

    iGoogle – – (Start Pages)

  25. By awcroft on Dec 3, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    MindTouch Deki Wiki – – (Applications and Widgets)
    MindTouch Deki Wiki – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)

  26. By Tyler on Dec 3, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations

    SmugMug – – (Photo Sharing) Amazing design and UI.
    VodPod – – (Video Sharing)
    Yelp – – (Places and Events) I couldn’t live without Yelp (I travel a lot). – – (Music) Awesome inspiration. Love the compatibility meter.
    Stylastic – – (Social Shopping) This might be best in niche and miscellaneous because it’s not selling any products directly, but shows you shops in your area based on your style (Yelp API w/ Google maps) and apparel as described in the photo (through TheFind). A true mashup.

  27. By Malte on Dec 4, 2007 | Reply – – (Social Shopping)

  28. By Nattiebed on Dec 4, 2007 | Reply

    MocoSpace – – (Mobile)

  29. By Greg Kline on Dec 4, 2007 | Reply


    College Tonight – – (Niche Network)
    Nuzizo – – (Niche Network)
    Online Personal Watch – (Social News)
    Social Networking Watch – (Social News)
    Jangl – – (Applications and Widgets)

  30. By Ian Kennedy on Dec 4, 2007 | Reply

    My Nominations
    MyBlogLog – – (Applications and Widgets)
    digg – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    facebook – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    delicious – – (Social News and Social Bookmarking)
    ligit – – (Social Search)
    nike plus – – (Sports and Fitness)
    flickr – – (Photo Sharing)
    YouTube – – (Video Sharing)
    upcoming – (Places and Events) – – (Music)
    etsy – – (Social Shopping), social network for Grateful Dead fans – – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

  31. By Jamie on Dec 6, 2007 | Reply

    Blogcatalog – – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

  32. By Stumble Exchange on Dec 10, 2007 | Reply

    Flickr and all the way

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