Mashable.com is hosting the 3rd Annual Open Web Awards Social Media Edition. Pete Cashmore set up awards that ensure we keep the buzz going linking back to his site. Brilliant! We can nominate our favorites in multiple social media-related categories.
Basically, the nomination period is a semi-final round. Mashable ensures users return to his site day after day, and tweet their results. Great PR for Mashable. He’s creating a social media frenzy by rewarding the social media frenzy. Like I said, brilliant.
Gotta’ love Pete. Wish we had him on our team!
With the few days left for nominations, I thought I’d share a couple of NASA-related choices (plus one or two).
Here are my nominations:
Tweet of the Year:
Tweet from Space by Tw-astronaut @Astro_Mike Massimino.
Tweet about life after space by @Astro_Mike.
Twitter User of the Year: @Astro_Mike — over 1 million followers!
Most Inspiring to Follow: @Astro_Mike.
Best Brand Use of Twitter: NASA.
Best Brand Use of Facebook: NASA.
Best Brand Use of YouTube: NASA YouTube.
Best Flickr Photographer: NASA’s Bill Ingalls
Best Online Video Web Series: Mike Massimino’s “NASA Behind Scenes” series.
TwitPic of the Year: French Photographer Thierry LeGault’s spectacular shot of the STS-125 Hubble repair mission in front of the Sun. (FYI: NASA provided the camera to enable Thierry to capture this image.)
I know you’re thinking the last one doesn’t fit under the space theme. Think again. (See previous posts.)
Call to ACTION: You only have a few days left to give space a chance in the universe of social media. Make your voice count.
Crosspost on OpenNASA.