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Thursday, 4 March 2010
Yesterday saw the final ceremony for the Shorty Awards, the awards which honour “the best producers of short, real-time content on Twitter”. 
Thanks to all the votes you cast online, TweetDeck made it into the final under the heading of “The Year’s Best Apps On Twitter”, so we sent along Sam Mandel, our man in the Big Apple, to TheTimesCenter in New York with his fingers crossed.
And it turns out that all that finger-crossing did the trick, as TweetDeck was announced the winner - an amazing result for us!
Over to our roving reporter Sam, for the news from the ceremony. Warning, this report contains a muppet…
“As the New York outpost of TweetDeck, I had the honor of accepting our award for Best Application at the Second Annual Shorty Awards last night. 

Despite moving from last year’s location (a bar in Brooklyn) to the more formal confines of the New York Times Center, the awards were great fun and very well organized, with CNN’s Rick Sanchez keeping things moving at a fast pace. 

It was a thrill to meet a few celebrities (Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and especially Grover from Seasame Street), and to see the great things people are doing within the Twitter medium. 

Most of all, as at every real time web event, it was great to see how many people were using TweetDeck and hear from members of the TweetDeck community how our product makes their online life easier and more rewarding, as well as how we can make TweetDeck even better in the future.”