Goodreads nominated for Best Social Networking Site in the 14th Annual Webby Awards

Posted by Jessica on April 14, 2010




We are pleased to announce that we have been nominated for a Webby Award, what The New York Times calls the "Internet's highest honor." This year the Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries around the globe, so we're proud to say we made it to the final round in good company. The Social Networking category pits us against four formidable foes: Twitter, Digg, Cute as Hell, and Bakespace. However, last year Twitter won the "Breakout of the Year" Webby Award and Digg won for Social Networking, so it is time for a changing of the guard in 2010.

As a nominee, Goodreads is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award. From now until April 29th, you can cast your vote, Tweet, and share your love of Goodreads with all fans of reading.

Both Webby Award and People's Voice Award winners will be announced on May 4th, 2010. If we win, we will be limited to a five-word acceptance speech. Winner Al Gore pleaded, "Please don't recount this vote." and Stephen Colbert predictably said, "Me. Me. Me. Me. Me." What should our five-word speech say? Tell us in comments below!

Thanks to the Webby Awards and to all Goodreads members, who we truly believe are what makes Goodreads great. Everyone please vote and spread the word!

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message 1: by Paul (new)

Paul You could go for a classic quote such as Thomas Jefferson's "I cannot live without books"


message 2: by Kang (new)

Kang Arul i will


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Many of the mods in many of my groups have also already asked Goodreads members to vote for Goodreads.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I just voted. This site is amazing.


message 5: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie it would be nice if i could find an igoogle plugin in addition to my facebook plugin! but still a great site. Goodreads deserves the award!


message 6: by unnarrator (new)

unnarrator So since you GOT the award for NOT being like Facebook, why change the user interface? :o(


message 7: by Marlene (last edited Jul 15, 2010 06:32PM) (new)

Marlene Slade I need help from a good reads employee, because my inbox is not allowing me to access it and I have tried to contact good reads through the contact section and they are not allowing me to send any emails. I keep getting a message that my session has timed out, which is very strange. Passwords have been entered correctly. Will someone please at good reads get back to me at www.marlenekslade.com/webmail. Thank you. Sorry to post this here, but I have no other way to get through to anyone since there are no phone numbers or an email address.


message 8: by Patrick, Product Manager (new)

Patrick Brown Marlene wrote: "I need help from a good reads employee, because my inbox is not allowing me to access it and I have tried to contact good reads through the contact section and they are not allowing me to send any ..."

Hi Marlene,

Your email link is broken, so I'm just responding here. Hope you see this:

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with the site. Other people have
expressed this difficulty as well, usually with IE. Try clearing your
browser cache:
http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Bro... and then try
logging in again. If that doesn't work, you might try using another
browser on the same computer to log in.

Please let us know if you continue to have difficulties.


message 9: by Marlene (new)

Marlene Slade Thank you Patrick for responding to my SOS message. I will definitely give this a try. I really appreciate this so much. From Marlene K. Slade


message 10: by Spencer (new)

Spencer Pranger Patrick wrote: "Marlene wrote: "I need help from a good reads employee, because my inbox is not allowing me to access it and I have tried to contact good reads through the contact section and they are not allowing..."
I tried also sending a message but was able to send it to the goodreads staff. I won a book giveaway but it sent the email to the wrong email address(i entered it in wrong.) Is there anyway anyone can contact me please? The book is The Way of Kings ARC and I would like to get it when every one else does.


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