Douglas Rushkoff on Sat, 1 Apr 2000 02:00:25 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Webby Awards

I was asked to be one of the final judges in the Activism category. I admit
I was surprised not to find Etoy/Toywar on the list of nominees, but figured
they were put in a different section. Etoy do describe themselves more as
artists playing activists (because they were forced to) than activists using
art. In any case, they certainly participated in one of the major web events
of the year - however it may be classified.

The activism category was listed like this:

These sites use the Internet to exact change. Visit all five nominees and
cast your vote for the best in The People's Voice Awards!


American Civil Liberties Union

The Action Network


The Hunger Site

Protest Net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Declan McCullagh" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: <nettime> Webby Awards

> At 23:33 3/31/2000 +0400, olia lialina wrote:
> >Declan McCullagh wrote:
> > > I was a nominating judge for the Webby awards, but not for this
> > > It's a shame to see etoys there -- if nothing else, they're not
exactly an
> > > exemplar of how an Internet business should handle domain name issues.
> >interesting, why it is a shame?
> >it is a commercial site, nominated in a commercial category of a
> >show.
> It's not my category, and I don't want to speak out of turn. My only
> thought is that etoys has not been a very upstanding Net-citizen, which is
> in part what I envision the Webby awards rewarding.
> -Declan
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