Stephen GiangSeattle’s online superstars twinkled at last night’s 2011 Seattle Web Awards

Stephen GiangSeattle’s online superstars twinkled at last night’s 2011 Seattle Web Awards celebration. Winners, nominees, judges, good friends, and Seattle Weekly staff packed both levels of Capitol Hill’s Sole Repair to rub elbows and celebrate the city’s favorite websites, blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, mobile apps, and more.On June 1, we announced the winners in the arts, music, food/booze, sports, news, and nonprofit categories. Nominees and finalists came from you, the readers, and the winners were then chosen from your faves by our lovely judges. For the sake of fun and suspense, we held back the winners of the “Readers’ Choice” categories until last night–and you picked some very deserving winners! Want to meet them?Best Mobile App (Overall): Being environmentally conscious and averse to the idea of silently raging your way through our famous gridlock, you all chose One Bus Away. With two additional wins this year, this is obviously a *must have* for those who depend on Metro to get around. Favorite Meme: LOLCats takes it home for the kittens! Meowz.Stephen GiangSeattle has a lot of love for Matt Inman, aka “The Oatmeal.”Sexiest Geek: Just to be clear, the term “geek” in this case doesn’t mean a nerd, it means someone who has immersed themselves in, and taken full advantage of, everything the interwebs have to offer. And you, Seattle, say your sexy comes in the form of one Matt Inman. Favorite Online Time Waster: If you don’t know who Matt Inman is, maybe you know the winner of this category? That would be The Oatmeal. And here we introduce you, again, to . . . Matt Inman–the man behind The Oatmeal.Stephen GiangWhat would our world be without LOLcats, cheezburgers, and the wonderfully shameless Ben Huh?Most Shameless Self-Promoter: As in “Sexiest Geek,” this category doesn’t define “shameless” as a bad thing. It’s shameless, as in a person who loves what he or she does with abandon and has no problem letting the world know it. So we introduce you to Mr. Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network. Ben also won the 2010 Seattle Web Award for Most Shameless Self-Promoter–perhaps we should all take some notes from his shameless playbook?Stephen GiangThe boys behind Sonicsgate.*Wild Card*: The wild-card category was completely open to any and every thing you love, and you chose . . . Sonicsgate. The Sonics may be long gone, but these guys will make sure you never forget the travesty that was their move to Oklahoma; and their passion makes everyone want to fight to bring our Sonics back. Not only did these guys get an award, they also get a year’s supply of PopChips–no doubt this will help them through all those NBA games they’ll be watching on TV, not at the Key.And, as always, thanks to you for recommending so many amazing websites, blogs, apps, and communities. There’s no shortage of incredible out there–we only wish we could bestow an honor upon each and every deserving one.Check out pictures from the party!Follow The Daily Weekly on Facebook and Twitter.


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