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Nicosia digital agency in internet limelight April 18, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Media Radio TV.

A Nicosia based digital agency has been nominated for one of the most prestigious internet awards, with the winners to be announced on May 1 in New York.

Yesterday, the Webby Awards nominated Sideshow Ltd in the Best Business Blog category for its blog ‘UX Magazine’ (www.uxmag.com).

A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style, usually displayed in reverse chronological order. Approximately 50,000 new blogs are registered every day around the world. Founded in 1996 and hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet”, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries this year. It has been established as the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites.

The Cyprus-based nominee, UX Magazine, is a monthly blog publishing articles from some of the best writers in business, technology and design. According to its creators, “it was created to deliver a central place to discuss the critical disciplines that enhance user experience.”

Sideshow Ltd’s General Manager Alex Schleifer says the nomination has also shown that Cyprus can compete at the highest level. “Our nomination shows that it doesn’t matter where you are and that Cyprus can produce award-winning websites on an international level.” He added: “Since we are one of the thousands of websites who submitted as one of the nominees, it is a great honour to be short-listed, especially at the Webby Awards, which are the biggest awards in our industry.”

The winners of the awards will be honoured at the Webby Awards Gala in New York City on June 5, with the ceremony to be hosted by comedian and actor Rob Corddry, star of Fox’s new sitcom The Winner and a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organisation that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

As a nominee for a Webby Award, UX Magazine is also eligible to win a People’s Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 10 to April 27 at www.peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com

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