2009 Webby Award Winner


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Breakout of the Year

Creativity is a renewable resource.


The Webby Awards is thrilled to honor Twitter with the Webby Award for Breakout of the Year. Accepting the award is Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, who is recognized for his visionary creation of the micro-messaging service. Only three years in the making, Twitter has grown by 900% in the last year alone, cementing itself as a mainstay of Internet communication tools. Popular with celebrities, brands and individuals alike, Twitter levels the playing field for all who use the service, restricting access to no one — this is the ultimate embodiment of the democratic spirit of the Web.

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