Friday, January 15, 2010

NASA Nominated for Excellence on Twitter

Friday, January 15, 2010
NASA's efforts on Twitter over the past year have been nominated for a "Shorty Award," which honor the best people and organizations on Twitter. These unique awards are for the Twitter community, by the Twitter community. The origins of the name "Shorty Awards" comes from the short, 140-character limit on each tweet sent using Twitter.

Twitter is a social media tool that offers a new vehicle for NASA to interact with non-traditional audiences in a dynamic, viral conversation about space, the merits of exploring the unknown, and its relevance to everyday life here on our home planet. Twitter allows citizens of this planet to converse with and learn from our scientists, engineers, policy-makers, and space travelers.

Online voting is now open where Twitter users are invited to nominate other Twitter users for excellence over the past year. The awards recognize each content creator's entire body of work, not just an individual tweet. Nominations are made by sending a tweet. In February, the nominees will be narrowed down to five finalists in each category.

Voting culminates in an awards ceremony that recognizes the winners in 27 different official categories. Winners will be determined by a combination of popular vote and by the members of the new Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. An awards ceremony, complete with 140-character acceptance speeches, will be held in March in New York City.

› Nominate @NASA for a Shorty Award in Government Now (on→
› Nominate @NASA for a Shorty Award in Science Now (on→
› Learn more about the Shorty Awards→


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