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Did you Vote?

March 20, 2007 1:11 PM

I’m not convinced that my vote matters or that my vote was even received or that I even voted properly. But boy, do I feel democratic, nay, even patriotic today! You guessed it. I just voted for the YouTube Video Awards for the best videos in seven categories from 2006.

I’m not sure how the 10 videos in each category were selected—if YouTube chose them or if the “community,” the great big YouTube cabal that we’re all a part of— handpicked the nominations. But, nevertheless, the voting was the easiest I have done on the Internet. You simply click on a big arrow button next to each video to move it up or down in the rankings.

How cool is that?

In the interests of full transparency—which is the very foundation the blogosphere is built on and who I am to rock the boat—I only voted in “Best Series” and “Most Creative” because those categories contained videos with which I am familiar. I voted for OKGo’s “Here It Goes Again” in Most Creative and then I voted for Chad Vader, Will it Blend, and Nobody’s Watching for Best Series.

Now go forth and let your voice be heard. You can find a link on the main YouTube page or go to YouTube.com/ytawards. And you can just hang there and keep ranking your favorites every hour until the voting closes on Friday.

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Comments (1)

Bryan:

Haha, Chad Vader is pretty funny. Pachelbel Rant in Most Creative was pretty awesome, and Where the Hell is Matt is neat, too. Thanks for the link!

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