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Compiler Has Been Nominated for a Webby Award

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this even as I’m typing it, but the Compiler blog has been nominated for a Webby Award. OMG HFS, indeed!

We are an official nominee in the IT Hardware/Software category of the 12th Annual Webbys. And we’re not alone — Wired has been nominated for a total of six Webbys: for best news site, best copywriting and best home page, Danger Room for political blog, Game|Life for games-related website and Compiler for software website. Epicenter and Gadget Lab were also designated "Honorees" in the business and culture categories, respectively.* Check out all of this year’s nominees at

Compiler is also currently leading the People’s Voice vote in the Software/Hardware website category. Of course, we’re heartily encouraging you to go to the People’s Voice website and help keep us on top — so please cast your vote now! To find us, go to the Marketplace section, then expand the Software/Hardware category. Free registration is required, and you can vote once in each category. (Did we mention the other five awards Wired is up for?) Winners will be announced May 6th.

This is huge news for us. It not only represents Compiler’s first ever nomination for a major industry award, but it’s a validation of all the hard work we’ve been doing over the last few years.

This Webby nod also comes hot on the heels of Wired’s win for Best Classic Website at last month’s SXSWi Web Awards. It’s been a great year so far. A huge thanks to all of our supporters, the other nominees and everyone with a pulse and a valid e-mail address who cast a vote in our favor. Cheers.

* We should also mention that Wired is a Media Sponsor of the Webbys, along with Variety, Reuters and Adweek. Our relationship with them in no way influences the voting or the promotion of the event. In fact, the only reason I knew we’re a sponsor is because I saw our logo flash by on the Webbys site right now — I’m running FF3b5 and haven’t activated AdBlock Plus yet. No funny stuff, I swear!