DENVER, June 28, 2007 — Photobucket, the world’s largest personal media site, today announced that its video editing remix service has received one of the “Webware 100” awards for the media category by CNET Webware. The finalists for the “Webware 100” awards were selected by the editors of Webware.com, a CNET site, but the ultimate winners were picked by the site’s users.
The “Webware 100” Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Webware.com editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. Finalists were selected and featured in an online voting poll, where users voted and ultimately selected 100 winners in 10 categories. A list of the winners can be found at www.webware.com/100.
The 10 award categories include Browsing (web browsers, extensions, widgets and security); Communications (e-mail, chat, VOIP); Community (social networks, groups); Data (search, storage, backup, sharing, and sync); Entertainment (games and contests); Media (audio, video, photo); Mobile (portable utilities and apps); Productivity (apps, business tools, commerce); Publishing (blogging, web content, design tools); and Reference (mapping, reference works and education).
“We are extremely honored to have been named a ‘Webware 100’ award winner, especially because the user community was involved in this decision,” said Alex Welch, CEO and co-founder of Photobucket. “This recognition is a testament that our users continue to embrace the best online community for creating and sharing personal media.”
“We were so impressed by the amount of participation of the Web 2.0 community, which was clearly demonstrated through our online voting polls – more than 450,000 votes were cast,” said CNET Editor at Large, Rafe Needleman. “Webware.com created the Webware 100 awards to help consumers weed through the vast amount of Web 2.0 websites available and find the best ones they trust to meet their needs.”
Photobucket is the Web’s most popular creative hub, with more than 44 million users linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including: MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, eBay, Craigslist, Blogger and Xanga. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, over 7.5 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in Palo Alto, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.