The Webby Awards Announce Winners

6 05 2008

Stephen Colbert is a winner … on the web.

Colbert became the “Greatest Living American” in the eyes of Google thanks to his fans who took to the Internet and “Google-bombed” him to the top. They did so by posting comments all over the Web that contained his name and “Greatest Living American” to make him the top result when anyone searched Google for the title.

Colbert’s use of the Internet, including challenging the “truthiness” of Wikipedia, attracting 78 members per minute to the Facebook page for his candidacy for president and his ability to get fans to rack up donations online for DonorsChoose.org earned him the award.

The Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, online film and video, mobile Web sites and interactive advertising from around the world.

For a list of everyone who won, go here.

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