ONLINE FAVORITES: The Webby Awards were unveiled Tuesday and, for the second year in a row, vogue.com earned the People’s Voice Award for best fashion Web site. SHOWstudio won the Webby in the same category. The awards are divided into two categories: Webbys are determined by a panel of judges, including Biz Stone and Arianna Huffington, while the People’s Voice Award comes from Internet voters worldwide. The awards ceremony will take place May 21 at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, so it will be weeks before winners formally accept their awards. Keeping with the tradition of the five-word speech, Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour said last year, “Sometimes geeks can be chic.”
Yves Saint Laurent won the Webby for best beauty and cosmetics Web site while the People’s Voice prize went to glamour.com’s beauty channel. For best retail Web site, Asos won the Webby and Fab.com took People’s Voice.
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Newyorker.com won the Webby for best editorial writing and Wired got the nod for best magazine. The Daily Beast scored a best news Webby and Bloomberg Businessweek won for news on the tablet and all other devices.
Lynn Hirschberg’s Screen Tests for wmagazine.com won a Webby in the variety category.