Shorty Awards just completed the nomination phase for the Twitter users in various categories who utilize the 140 character limitation the best and give their followers the most useful content. Shorty Award “Final Round Voting” goes from January 12th – 23rd, 2009. The winner gets a $1000 Grant to travel to New York City for the Award Ceremony in February 2009. This is the first year of the Shorty Awards and so far it has been successful in attracting visitors to shortyawards.com and in attracting followers to @shortyawards on Twitter
@CruiseSource, CruiseSource.us’s Twitter account, is a top 5 nominee in the Travel Category; these nominees will be voted for by Twitter users. The account with the most votes wins the Final Award. In the Travel Category, CruiseSource is happy to be the only cruise-specific Twitter account to be nominated as a finalist.
@CruiseSource would not have been nominated if it was not for the Support of friends and followers on Twitter. Many of those followers found @CruiseSource during the promotion with CruiseDeals.com (@CruiseDeals) when we gave away the first cruise ever to be given away Twitter to Twitter user @Toryn.
Of course it would be a wonderful honor for @CruiseSource to win the first-ever Shorty Award for the Travel Category. So if you have not already voted please go to http://tr.im/shvote and vote for @CruiseSource. The best part has been that thanks to the nomination process we are running against some awesome users of Twitter and other social media networks. Prior to the Shorty Awards I was unaware of these users and blogs. For the travel enthusiast I recommend following these users on Twitter and visiting their websites. I think you’ll be very impressed.
I wanted to take a moment to recognize the other Travel Twitterers on that I have met through the Shorty Awards:
The #Travel Category Highlights:
Twitter Shorty Award Finalists –
Voting goes from January 12th – 23rd, 2009: Please go vote at http://tr.im/shvote
@CruiseSource – Website: CruiseSource.us – Cruise Advice, Deals, Industry Insight, and Fun.
Here are some of the awesome Travel Twitter users I have met during the Shorty Awards Process and recommend you checking them out on Twitter:
@EverywhereTrip – Gary Arndt Tweeting across the world, 45 countries since March 2007
The Matador Network – they were very close to be a finalist in Travel. The worlds Largest Independent Travel Magazine. They are building a great travel community.
@InfoaboutAlaska – a Great twitter resource for, you guessed it, info about Alaska.
There are many more Travel Users Providing great content on Twitter in 140-character posts. Those short posts will lead you to their blogs and their websites that contain a wealth of valuable travel content. If you are not yet on Twitter and you enjoy travelling go to Twitter.com right now, sign up and start following this list above. You’ll be happy you did!