Do Something Named Best Youth Web Site in Webby People's Voice Awards
New York, NY — May 5, 2009 - The award-winning Do Something, the largest national organization in America for young people and social change, can now add the 2009 Webby People's Voice Award in the category of Youth to its list of "awesome things we've done."
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites.
"The World Wide Web is like a series of pipes and DoSomething.org is grateful to all the plumbers that made this possible," said George Weiner, Do Something CTO. "It was and still is the feedback and actions of teens across the country that continues to make Do Something a success."
Reaching over 12 million people (age 25 and under) in 2008, Do Something is driven by their rule of "No Money, No Car, and No Adults!" A trusted resource for young people looking to get involved in their community, DoSomething.org gives young people easy ways to take action around and get involved in over 80 causes and issues. DoSomething.org also houses the largest national database of geo-sorted, youth-appropriate volunteer opportunities, which are available via mobile text message.
"We were up against giants like MTV and Marvel Comics — so literally battling a superhero," exclaimed Nancy Lublin, Do Something CEO & Chief Old Person. "And as an FYI, George our CTO taught himself to write code by buying one of those 'For Dummies' books and spending incredibly long hours in the office."
This year, over 500,000 votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, and ads in The Webby People's Voice Awards. A list of both Webby Awards and People's Voice Awards winners can be found here.