February 4, 2010
Posted: 02:35 PM ET
The Shorty Awards - the real-time Web's version of the Oscars - has released its list of finalists.
Winners will be announced at a March 3 ceremony in New York City.
The awards are voted on through Twitter and are doled out to popular Twitter users in a number of categories, from tech and science tweets to literature and "customerservice" posts.
CNN anchor Rick Sanchez hosted the first Shorty Awards last year.
Below, I listed a few stand-outs from the 2010 Shorty finalists. Some made my list because they're cool, others because it seems odd they would have risen to such Twitter stardom. I'm a little surprised that the only Twitter user on the list that I currently follow is @NASA. But maybe I'm just that uncool?
Sesame Street (kids' show)
Stephen Fry (British actor)
Smashing Magazine (design)
Paula Poundstone (comedian)
Adam Savage (myth buster)
The Llama (bossy animal)
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