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Best of the Internet November 9, 2020

25 and Thriving: A Look Back on 25 Years of The Webbys

The Webby Awards turns 25 this year! To celebrates, we're looking back on some of the best moments from 25 years.

Since the inaugural Webby Awards in 1997, world-renowned artists, digital pioneers, technologists, and Internet icons have graced the Webby stage to deliver amazing 5-word speeches, and make memories. As we look forward to what the future holds for the Internet, we’re looking back on 25 of the best speeches and moments at The Webby Awards Show.

Bjork Wins for Webby Artist of the Year at the 16th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "A E I O U"

Anna Wintour at the 14th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Sometimes Geeks Can be Chic"

De La Soul at the 18th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "One Two. Check One Two"

David Letterman at the 22nd Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Thank you, Tears of Joy"

Pat Quinn at the 18th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Every August 'Til a Cure"

Solange serenades us at the 21st Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech" I Got Five on It"

PS 22 Chorus Finds a Loophole at the 14th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "5 Words. Okay. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

Amy Poehler Loves PS 22 Chorus
5-Word Speech "Me, You, PS22, Dance Party"

David Bowie, our Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner
5-Word Speech: "I only get five words? Shit, that was five. Four more there. That’s three. Two. One. "

Prince Remains Iconic at The Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Everything You Think Is True"

Steve Wilhite Settles a Huge Battle
5-Word Speech: It’s pronounced JIF not GIF"

Kim Kardashian at the 20th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Nude Selfies Till I Die"

Issa Rae Gives Sound Advice at the 23rd Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Stop Believing Stupid People. Shit!"

Greta Thunberg Gives a Fair Warning at the 23rd Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Act Now or Face Disaster"

Webby Lifetime Winner Mitchell Baker at the 22nd Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Demand Better of the Internet"

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Gives a Rallying Cry
5-Word Speech: "Stay Turnt, Black Lives Matter"

Lifetime Achievement Winner Martin Cooper at the 15th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Can You Hear Me Now?"

Jessica Alba With a Sweet Message at the 20th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Guts. Heart. Passion. Drive. Wifi"

Miley Cyrus Helps Those at Home during the 24th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Stay Lit in Dark Times"

Beastie Boys Get Cheeky at the 11th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Can Anyone Fix My Computer"

FKA twigs Has a Message at the 22nd Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Treat People Kindly. Start Now"

Lifetime Achievement Winner Tim Berner's Lee at the 13th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: "Free Open Keep One Web"

Instagram's Acceptance Speech Ages Well
5-Word Speech: "This Here Requires No Filter"

Internet Co-Founder Vint Cerf has a few words at the 14th Annual Webbys
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."

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