The 'Shorty Awards' honors the world's top Twitterers for their ability to write great content with 140 characters or fewer. Since the launch of the Shorty Awards in December, tens of thousands of Twitter users have nominated their favorite Twitterers in 26 official categories (such as news, humor and politics) and in more than 1,500 user-generated categories. The five most-nominated users in each of the 26 awards categories are now 'Shorty Awards' finalists. The ceremony will be the first gathering to bring top Twitter users together from all over the world. All official category finalists who register are guaranteed free entry to the event and winners are eligible for a $1,000 grant to attend the event.
Added by Upcoming Robot on February 1, 2009