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Awards will be granted in 65 categories, including activism, banking and bill paying, celebrity/fan, humor, personal Web site, science and more."Whether you call it 'Web 2.0' or nothing at all, this year's nominees reflect how consumers are taking the lead and reshaping the Web to make it even more vital, useful and meaningful," said Webby Awards Executive Director David-Michel Davies.
Among the nominees in the best-practices category are Bloglines, Google Maps, Technorati, Writely.com and Flickr (which is also nominated in the best navigation, best visual design and social-networking categories). The Web site for Fox's "The Simpsons" got a nod in the television category and Rocketboom is mentioned in the "best use of video or moving image" category.
Web users will also be able to vote in the "people's voice" awards through May 5.